Daily Archives: May 8, 2012

TIPNIS group bypasses San Ignacio as it was barbed-wire by intransigent people

ANF reports and is published (around noontime today) in Los Tiempos website:

A column of 30 police officers escorted the passage of the ninth indigenous March in defense of the TIPNIS which managed to overcome the blocking point for entering San Ignacio de Moxos, while some people of the town and surroundings were shouting in favor of the construction of the Villa Tunari – San Ignacio de Moxos road as well as insults against the marchers who remained silent and continued their passage.

The sound of the ‘tamborita’ [little drum and flutes] broke the marchers’ path against sympathizers-blockers of the Government which, along with herders of San Ignacio de Moxos, shouted: “Road, highway” and against the indigenous people of the Isiboro Sécure National Park who reject the law 222 of previous consultation.

Barbed wire closed access to different streets that linked with the people, the indigenous people passed long failed to respond to insults from villagers who were separated from the column of marchers by police escort.

“The March decision is not to pass through the town but by the Beltway Avenue, that way we show respect to San Ignacio and want theirs as well as they do not live in the TIPNIS, [they should] respect our position in defense of the territory”, said the President of the Confederation of indigenous people of Bolivia (CIDOB), according to the Tierra Foundation.