Brazil Indigenous Group Guarani-Kaiowa ‘Attacked’

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There were protests in the capital, Brasilia, after the death of Semiao Vilhalva There were protests in the capital, Brasilia, after the death of Semiao Vilhalva

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Members of the Guarani-Kaiowa indigenous community in western Brazil say they have come under attack from local farmers.

A group of armed men in about 30 vehicles drove onto their land in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul and began to shoot randomly, they reported.

They said they had to run for their lives and hide in a nearby forest.

Tension has been high since an indigenous leader was killed during a land occupation protest a week ago.

Federal troops have been sent to the area to try to restore order.

Prosecutors have opened an investigation into allegations that local farmers have set up a militia to fight the indigenous groups in Mato Grosso do Sul.

‘Warriors pulled back’

The latest reported incident took place in the municipality of Douradina.

The attack happened on Thursday…

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