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Solidarity w Indigenous Resistance in Peru Protest @ Peruvian Consulate

Tuesday, June 16, 2009
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
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Peru Consulate
870 Market St. near Powell BART

Join Amazon Watch, Rising Tide, and Earth First Roadshow (they are organizing the demo, delete this part duh) in Calling for Solidarity with Indigenous Resistance in Peru.
Peruvian Police Attack Indigenous Communities Opposed to Mining and Oil Extraction in Amazon Jungle…

Join Amazon Watch and others in front of the Peruvian Consulate in San Francisco.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009, at 9:00 AM

Peruvian Consulate
870 Market St
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 362-5185 … give ‘em a call!

An emergency demonstration will be held on Tuesday at the Peruvian Consulate in San Francisco as part of a week long call to action by Rising Tide, to decry the attack on indigenous peoples in the Peruvian Amazon on Friday, June 5.

During last Friday’s violent raid, Special Forces of the Peruvian National Police opened fire on a peaceful indigenous blockade on a road outside of Bagua, in a remote area of northern Peruvian Amazon. Several thousand Awajun and Wambis indigenous peoples were forcibly dispersed by tear gas and live ammunition leaving more than 150 injured and at least 40 confirmed dead, although the death toll is likely to continue to grow. 22 Police officers were also reported killed. Indigenous protests throughout the Amazon continue to grow while the Garcia Administration expands the State of Emergency in the region.
Peaceful demonstrations have been underway for nearly two months with no bloodshed until Friday’s aggressive raid.

The protests are in response to President Garcia’s failure to uphold indigenous peoples’ constitutionally guaranteed rights. In particular indigenous peoples are calling for the repeal of a series of Presidential decrees that Garcia promulgated in the context of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United States. These degrees erode indigenous rights to land and resources in favor of oil and mineral exploitation. Garcia continues to block open and democratic debate about the constitutionality of the decrees in Peru’s Congress.

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Tel 415-487-9600

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