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Thousands join ‘Free Land’ protest camp in Brasília after far-right president launches broad assault on tribes’ rights and territories

Thousands of indigenous people have descended on Brazil’s capital, Brasília, to protest against a widespread assault on indigenous rights and territories by the government of the far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro.

Up to 4,000 indigenous people from all over the country are expected to join the annual demonstration, which organizers say has taken on new significance after Bolsonaro – who has repeatedly called into question the existence of indigenous reserves – took power in January.

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