Bolivia: 26 injured in conflict between Indigenous marchers and police

Posted on February 1, 2012 • Filed under: Bolivia, Conflicts, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Police/Military Activity

At least 26 policemen injured, indigenous and journalists was the balance of the income of the marchers of the Indigenous Council of the South (CONISUR) to the Plaza Murillo. Sticks and stones, Indian police exceeded the barrier which failed to act, as in the past, using tear gas to prevent such excesses.
The march of CONISUR, which began on 17 December in Isinuta, Chapare, Cochabamba Department (center), requires the annulment of the Law Court, which banned the construction of the road Villa Tunari-San Ignacio de Moxos, on the Indian Territory Isiboro Secure National Park (Tipnis), adopted in October following the mobilization of another indigenous organization, the Confederation of Indigenous Bolivian East (CIDOB), as opposed to CONISUR. Read Article

The march of the Indians entered yesterday afternoon at La Paz and settled in the Plaza Murillo, but not before a slight rise to clashes with police.

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