- Vishal Timbo Direct from Fortress
A curious scene caught the attention of several people passing by the Centre of Fortaleza, on Saturday morning. A group, consisting of people from civil society and indigenous communities in the State, coreografaram a walk from Praça dos Leões until the Praça do Ferreira as an act of protest in defence of indigenous communities threatened with expulsion from their lands. “This emergency Act is in solidarity with the Guarani-Kaiowá. It is not today that happens the genocide of various communities in our country. We also want to draw attention to indigenous issues in Brazil, “said the organizer of the event, Andréa Saraiva.
According to her, in November, the group will meet. “Today was our preparation. Next day 9 at 3:0 pm, we will focus on the Praça da Bandeira, as all indigenous communities, and from there we will repeat the walk to Praça do Ferreira. This manifestation will be national, since the Act will be repeated in various cities of Brazil “, said Andrea.
About 300 people attended the activity. Among them, Indians of the Tapeba communities (Sawyer) and Pitaguari (Pacatuba). “We came in solidarity to our relatives Guarani-Kaiowá. Not health comes to us, we do not have access to education and we strive for demarcation of our territories, “argued Gerald T, community village Pieces, in the metropolitan region of Fortaleza.
The demonstration ended at the end of the morning, but all those present pledged to keep their joints through Facebook. It was through the social network that they marked the meeting this Saturday. “First, we changed our surnames to Guarani-Kaiowá and then come up with the idea of creating the event ‘ Act Are All Guarani-Kaiowá-Ceara ‘ so we could arrange something in solidarity with the indigenous population,” explained Andrea.