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Argentina: Mapuche protesters march in defence of indigenous territory02:52

Argentina: Mapuche protesters march in defence of indigenous territory

Argentina, Buenos Aires
December 10, 2017 at 02:58 GMT -00:00 · Published

Protesters descended on Buenos Aires on Saturday to voice their concern over Mapuche territory in southern Chile and Argentina, with a list of points topping their agenda.

They demanded the demiltarisation of Mapuche land, the repealing of specific anti-terror legislation, the release of political prisoners and those responsible for disappearing and killing protesters Rafael Nahuel and Santiago Maldonado to be held to account.

"Here in Argentina and Chile, the Mapuche people are being persecuted, in Chile they have many dead and here in Argentina lately too," explained protester Laura Garcia.

The protest was mirrored by similar marches in other Argentine and Chilean cities.

Argentina: Mapuche protesters march in defence of indigenous territory02:52
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Protesters descended on Buenos Aires on Saturday to voice their concern over Mapuche territory in southern Chile and Argentina, with a list of points topping their agenda.

They demanded the demiltarisation of Mapuche land, the repealing of specific anti-terror legislation, the release of political prisoners and those responsible for disappearing and killing protesters Rafael Nahuel and Santiago Maldonado to be held to account.

"Here in Argentina and Chile, the Mapuche people are being persecuted, in Chile they have many dead and here in Argentina lately too," explained protester Laura Garcia.

The protest was mirrored by similar marches in other Argentine and Chilean cities.

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