This Sunday 21, two “tall” men entered the territory of the Quemquemtrew luff in Cuesta del Ternero, Rio Negro. When asked by the community to explain their presence in the area, they reacted violently by firing their firearms, resulting in the death of one of the members of the luff, while another, seriously injured, was then operated on at El Bolson hospital. . Spokesmen for the lof said they did not know “whether they were plainclothes police, parapolics or Rocco thugs” (who claim ownership of the land). Mobilizations are planned for Monday in different parts of the country in repudiation of the events. The call to collectives in the city of Buenos Aires continues.
Mapuche Indian killed for defending his ancestral territory. The evictions and deaths begin, a few hours before the expiration of Law 26.160. Indigenous peoples tell the state, “The way is historic redress. Not violence and hatred ”.
Given the events that took place on November 21, in the territory of the Lof Quemquemtrew of the Mapuche people in cuesta del Ternero at a place called La Tapera de los lamos in the south of the province of Río Negro, besieged for more than 50 days by the provincial security forces of Río Negro, we denounce the murder of a member of the Mapuche community.
Indigenous organizations organizing the camp in Plaza de Congreso say STOP REPRESSION, VIOLENCE AND HATE.
We want to repudiate the actions of the provincial government, the judicial power of Río Negro and the security forces which, faced with the lifting of the humanitarian camp that was taking place in Lof Quemquemtrew, left the members of the Lof without any guarantee of legal certainty, to As a result of this situation, a young member of the community has been killed while another young man fights for his life at El Bolson hospital. This violent crackdown is added to the list of DEATHS OF MEMBERS OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLES, ONE HOUR BEFORE THE EXPIRY OF THE EXTENSION OF LAW 26160.
We urgently call for a rally this Monday, November 22 at 9 a.m. at the Indigenous Peoples camp in the Plaza del Congreso with a radio open from 10 a.m., to all social, cultural and political sectors who want to express their point of view on this situation. We call for an intercultural dialogue that will lead us to surpass ourselves as a diverse and plural society.
Opinoa, Matria, Epikamba, Llankaj Maki, Parlamento Mapuche Tehuelche de Rio Negro, Confederación Mapuche de Neuquén, Riedai, Tinkunaku, APG Bs As, Argentina Plurinacional, Movimiento Evita, UTP, Originarios En Lucha, Hijos La Matanza, Frente E Por La Ivita Chubut, CTA Autonoma, CTA de los Trabajadores, ATE Capital, Secretaría De Pueblos Originarios, APDH Nacional, Fenat, MTE, Voz De La Tierra Mujeres y Diversidades, Movimiento No Matarás, Movimiento Nacional Campesino Indígena, Somos Tierra Social, Unidad Dequente , Red De Psicología y Pueblos Indígenas Originarios, Agrupación Ambiente en Lucha, Pueblo Nación Querandí, Biblioteca Popular Los Morteritos Villa Santa Cruz Del Lago Córdoba, Mesa Promotora por el Frente, ATE Departamento De De Derechos De Albista De Los Derechos Humanos