Hundreds of Brazilian indigenous people gathered this Friday near the Planalto Palace, the seat of the Brazilian government, in the city of Brasilia to protest against the “time frame,” a measure that is forcing the indigenous people to demonstrate that they occupied certain areas prior to the signing of the 1988 constitution so that the state would officially consider them as indigenous land.
During this march, a giant black coffin was seen at one point with the slogan “Condemn Genocide”, alluding to the country’s President, Jair Bolsonaro, who supported the “Time Frame” measure.
The march visited the Esplanade of the ministries, on which there are several government buildings, and throughout the course the demonstrators of different ethnic groups danced and sang their own songs and published proclamations against the president, the G1 portal reports. Balloon’.
This act was carried out “to guarantee the original rights (of the indigenous peoples) and against the ‘time frame'”, as stated in a statement by the organizers of the march, in which they also criticize “the worsening of violence against the indigenous people” Peoples inside and outside the traditional territories “.
The Association of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB) has pointed out in its social networks that the approximately ten meter long coffin “symbolizes death that institutions represent”.
The ministries esplanade is home to around 6,000 indigenous peoples from more than 170 cities these days, according to organizers, protesting the possible adoption of this new law, and it is expected to stay there until this Saturday.
For his part, President Bolsonaro, who was in the Goaiana Special Task Force on the Esplanade of the Ministries, posted a message on his social networks in which he attached a video of the protest and asked if these people are the ones who are “with the help of them.” who blame, arrest and attack defenders of the Constitution and freedom “want to return to power in the country.