Military police used tear gas against indigenous peoples in Brazil

Brazilian indigenous rose handcrafted coffins during the protest in front of the Legislative Palace in Brasilia (capital). | Photo: EFE

About 3,000 indigenous people staged a protest Tuesday in front of the National Congress of Brazil and were dispersed with tear gas by the military police (PM) when the protesters tried to enter the House and the Senate.
The PM used tear gas, rubber bullets and pepper so that protesters will continue their March toward the building. In response, Indians fired arrows to the army. 
The demonstration, sponsored by the Association of indigenous peoples of Brazil (APIB), seeks to claim the right of Indian tribes on their land. 

Police launches teargas against indigenous demonstrators protesting against the Congress in #Brasilia – Adriana Robreño (@AdrianateleSUR) 25 April 2017 ethnic groups in Brazil gather to celebrate the 14th edition of the free land camp (ATL). The aim is to ask for respect for nature and the demarcation of the land.
The Acting President, Michel fear, prepares to announce the dismissal of the President of the national of the Indian Foundation (Funai), Antonio Costa, who did not follow the recommendations of the ruralist to designate a number of middle-ranking positions soon.
“The present Government is determined to destroy Funai inside and out,” said last week the general vice of Brazil, Luiciano Mariz Maia, who is in charge of the Department of the public prosecutor’s Office devoted to indigenous issues. 

Source: EFE “inside, is reducing the number of officials in such a way that it unfeasible the process of demarcation of indigenous lands and their resources. On the outside, you are enabling that rural attack it directly”, said Maia. 
> Brazilian indigenous March in defense of their rights the front parliamentarian of the farming, made up of Deputies and senators from all parties, it has interests in rural areas or their campaigns were financed by entrepreneurs from agribusiness.
The ruralists are dedicated to promote agribusiness, trying to reduce efforts to demarcate indigenous lands and reduce family farming. 
> Indigenous Brazilians involved in the “camp land-free” in Brasilia the unpopular government feared seeks support across the ruralist, which leverages the political scene of Brazil for appropriating indigenous and agricultural policy.