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Brazil's indigenous tribes protest Bolsonaro assimilation plan

Updated : 2019-04-27 23:18:28

Thousands of people representing the more than 300 tribes native to Brazil marched to government offices in Brasilia on Friday to protest the policies of right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro that threaten their reservation lands.

Indigenous people attend a protest to defend indigenous land and cultural rights that they say are threatened by the right-wing government of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, in Brasilia, Brazil. (REUTERS/Adriano Machado)
Indigenous people attend a protest to defend indigenous land and cultural rights that they say are threatened by the right-wing government of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, in Brasilia, Brazil. (REUTERS/Adriano Machado)
Members of an indigenous tribe hold bows and arrows during a protest to defend indigenous land and cultural rights that indigenous people say are threatened by the right-wing government of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro. (REUTERS/Adriano Machado)
Members of an indigenous tribe hold bows and arrows during a protest to defend indigenous land and cultural rights that indigenous people say are threatened by the right-wing government of Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro. (REUTERS/Adriano Machado)
A member of an indigenous tribe wears the Brazilian flag during a protest. (REUTERS/Nacho Doce)
A member of an indigenous tribe wears the Brazilian flag during a protest. (REUTERS/Nacho Doce)
Indigenous people attend a protest to defend indigenous land and cultural rights. (REUTERS/Adriano Machado)
Indigenous people attend a protest to defend indigenous land and cultural rights. (REUTERS/Adriano Machado)
Indigenous women hold a sign reading
Indigenous women hold a sign reading "Dictatorship never again" at the entrance of Justice Ministry during a protest. (REUTERS/Nacho Doce)
An indigenous man holds a sign reading
An indigenous man holds a sign reading "Demarcation Now" at the entrance of Justice Ministry. (REUTERS/Nacho Doce)
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