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WX
09-04-2014, 09:12 PM
http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-29073536

A group of indigenous people in Brazil's Amazon region have detained and expelled loggers working illegally in their ancestral lands.
Leaders of the Ka'apor tribe accused the Brazilian authorities of failing to protect them.
They tied up the loggers and set fire to their trucks and chainsaws, before forcing them out, reported the Reuters news agency.
The logs found at the indigenous territory in the north-eastern state of Maranhao were also destroyed.
The incident happened on 7 August but has only just been reported by Reuters.
The Brazilian indigenous agency, Funai, says it has requested tighter security in the Alto Turiacu Indian Territory to prevent violent clashes.

Phillip Allen
09-04-2014, 09:17 PM
I hope this works out well for the locals

WX
09-04-2014, 09:24 PM
So do I. In the photos it looks like one of the loggers lost his pants.

The Bigfella
09-04-2014, 09:45 PM
So do I. In the photos it looks like one of the loggers lost his pants.

They all did.

WX
09-05-2014, 12:51 AM
"The Brazilian indigenous agency, Funai, says it has requested tighter security in the Alto Turiacu Indian Territory to prevent violent clashes."
Key Phrase in the report. "Tighter Security" for whom? This will unravel and become another "Terrorist Threat" but in the Western Hemisphere and therefore subject to a militarized response.
I read it as tighter security for the Indians and what is theirs.

Old Dryfoot
09-05-2014, 01:13 AM
Good for them.

The rape of the natural world needs to be reined in a little bit. Maybe consider a few options, take an inventory or two.

Phillip Allen
09-05-2014, 06:54 AM
"The Brazilian indigenous agency, Funai, says it has requested tighter security in the Alto Turiacu Indian Territory to prevent violent clashes."
Key Phrase in the report. "Tighter Security" for whom? This will unravel and become another "Terrorist Threat" but in the Western Hemisphere and therefore subject to a militarized response.

the same thouight occured to me

S.V. Airlie
09-05-2014, 07:43 AM
Good on the natives! No one died here!

The Bigfella
09-06-2014, 02:16 AM
There were some beatings. I won't post the images of the guys getting beaten.... but this one at least shows they got to keep some of their dignity for the run out of the forest

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