Residents of Quilombo in Bahia, Brazil, Protest over Naval Actions

On March 6, 2013, A Tarde reported that residents of a quilombo community in Bahia are protesting against actions recently taken by the Brazilian Navy to take land claimed by the residents in Simões Filho, part of the Salvador Metropolitan Area.  Close to 400 protesters stood in front of the Federal Attorneys’ Office today, requesting that the attorneys seek an injunction against the navy.  The residents claim that the Navy is violating their human rights by claiming the land.  To this point, their complaints have not been received.  The residents are also gaining support from the popular Landless People’s Movement (Movimento sem Terra), known for its advocacy in favela-related issues.  Read Article

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