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Brazil: Indigenous peoples begin hunger strike near Dilma Rousseff's office00:56

Brazil: Indigenous peoples begin hunger strike near Dilma Rousseff's office

Brazil, Brasilia
June 5, 2014 at 07:08 GMT +00:00 · Published

Over 100 protesters from the Xakriabá indigenous group began a hunger strike near the Three Powers Plaza in Brasilia Wednesday evening, demanding greater land rights, such as the creation of a Sustainable Development Reserve. The protesters from Minas Gerais set up camp near the Palacio do Planalto, the official workplace of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Over 800,000 Brazilians are members of indigenous groups such as the Xakriabá, with the 1988 Brazilian Constitution recognising indigenous peoples' right to pursue traditional ways of life on "traditional lands" classified as Indigenous Territories.

Brazil: Indigenous peoples begin hunger strike near Dilma Rousseff's office00:56
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Over 100 protesters from the Xakriabá indigenous group began a hunger strike near the Three Powers Plaza in Brasilia Wednesday evening, demanding greater land rights, such as the creation of a Sustainable Development Reserve. The protesters from Minas Gerais set up camp near the Palacio do Planalto, the official workplace of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.

Over 800,000 Brazilians are members of indigenous groups such as the Xakriabá, with the 1988 Brazilian Constitution recognising indigenous peoples' right to pursue traditional ways of life on "traditional lands" classified as Indigenous Territories.