Indigenous leader Adolfo Chavez reported today that the interculturalists who tried to stop the indigenous march yesterday threatened to burn the truck in which they were bringing the elderly and food for the demonstrators.
He also regretted that the actions are similar to those of 2011 in Chaparina. Chavez said he hoped it wasn’t “repeated”.
“Regarding the walk we took yesterday because we made the effort to move forward at 3am and we passed through the parish on July 16, but there the interculturalists intercepted the marching column, we went forward looked and believed. “that they gave lemonade or breakfast because my authority always comes back very much to see who stays or is very tired,” he commented on the program A Media Mañana de Los Tiempos and Grupo Centro.
Chavez pointed out that they were interviewed about the march, its motives and its sponsors.
“Then it was up to us to say who we are, that we didn’t give them any information because, as they told us, the march was funded, we just told them the road was clear and we weren’t going to harm anyone.” . We went and they saw the truck, they said we have to burn the truck. The elders came in mobility and food for the march. We told them it was a truck that was in the service of the march, we got to some fighting, but these are clues given to the march column.
Let’s hope it’s not a new Chaparina, because that’s how it started, with the intercultural ones, ”he said.
At the time of the fighting, the police arrived, and at that moment the intercultural groups backed away.
Chavez added that the interculturalists warned that they will “do the same” in the communities that are further ahead with the aim of stopping the indigenous march.
The indigenous leader recalled that the march was a “wake-up call” because it called for respect for constitutional rights and the indigenous territories.
“Now constitutional rights are not respected. INRA is not administered by an indigenous brother, we see a lot of submission, the imposition of the government to deliver resolutions, they even ask the indigenous brothers, “he said.