Gunmen threaten landless occupying farm grilada by Cutrale

Gunmen threaten landless occupying farm grilada by Cutrale

 

June 4, 2013-14:07 — Michelle

A car with two men went up to the main gate of the company and one of the men got out of the vehicle with a black hood and with a gun in his waist

6/4/2013

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Landless families who are camping out since Sunday (2) on the farm St. Henry, the company grilada Cutrale, Iaras (SP), have been threatened by gunmen in the morning this Monday (3).

The landless reported that a car with two men went up to the main gate of the company, and one of the men got out of the vehicle with a black hood and with a gun at the waist. With both hands on the gun, tried to enter by force on the farm on a clear threatening gesture. The action not only had a worse outcome because of the presence of a TV team was in place, covering the occupation. Intimidated, the men ended up leaving, but promised to return.

“Episodes like this reveal a constant practice of agribusiness: the use of various forms of violence whether physical or psychological. We will not admit that the social movements continue to be intimidated, persecuted and criminalized, “said the landless in note.

 

Occupation

About 300 people occupied the unit of Cutrale in Borebi, Iaras and Lençóis Paulista, this Sunday (2). The company is on the farm St. Henry, an area of 2.6 million hectares belonging to the Union and was grilada by Cutrale.

In 2005, the National Institute of colonization and agrarian reform (Incra) has notified the company in order to vacate the area, since the lands had been recognized as. Cutrale, however, ignored the notification.

The St. Henry Farm is part of the popular Colonial Core Monsoons, which has about 40 thousand hectares, recognized as lands belonging to the Union.

In addition to the public land grabs, the rural workers also denounce Cutrale’s involvement with various environmental, labor and social damage.

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