They oppose a proposed bill they say would limit recognition of reservation lands

Indigenous are camping in the capital Brasilia to oppose a proposed bill they say would limit recognition of reservation lands.The police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at the protesters who responded with arrows and spears. Members of four dozen Brazilian indigenous tribes have camped near Congress in protest against the bill that would open portions of their reserves to deforestation and mining.

“We were surprised from behind with gas bombs and rubber bullets. People were hurt in the confrontation,” said indigenous leader Dinamam Tuxá. “It was an abuse of power, with violence from the police.”

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