Rio Police Clash with Native Indians: Daily

By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – In the shadow of Rio's famous Maracanã Stadium, Batalhão de Choque (Shock Battalion) officers, indigenous Brazilian squatters and their sympathizers clashed again at the Museu do Índio (Indian Museum) during forced evacuations on Friday, March 22nd.

The museum property has been an area of long-standing conflict. Various Brazilian indigenous groups were living in huts around the museum since 2006 after the property was abandoned. The building . . .

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