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Brazilian Congressman Padre Ton manages to get police to allow him inside the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam construction site

Source: Reuters - Mon, 6 May 2013 20:46 PM
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Brazilian Congressman Padre Ton (2nd L, striped shirt), president of the Congressional Front for Indigenous Peoples, is escorted by Amazon Indians from different tribes as he manages to get police to allow him inside the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam construction site where the Indians are occupying the site in protest, in Vitoria do Xingu, near Altamira in Para State, May 5, 2012. Amazon Indians from the Munduruku, Juruna, Kayapo, Xipaya, Kuruaya, Asurini, Parakana and Arara tribes have paralyzed, for the past three days, the construction of the dam that is projected to become the world's third largest in energy production. They are demanding that the Brazilian government hold prior consultations with indigenous peoples before building dams that affect their lands and livelihoods, an issue that has sparked years of protests against the Belo Monte dam. Police expelled journalists from the site on Saturday. Picture taken May 5, 2013. REUTERS/Lunae Parracho (BRAZIL - Tags: ENERGY ENVIRONMENT POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

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