Brazilian Indians clash with police outside Congress during protest of land demarcation bill

December 16, 2014 7:30 PM

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Brazilian Indians clash with police outside Congress during protest of land demarcation bill

Indians from various tribes run from tear gas fired by police after they tried to enter the Chamber of Deputies where lawmakers are debating the authority to demarcate indigenous lands at Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Brazil's indigenous don't agree with a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow Congress to decide their ancestral lands' legal borders, in place of the Ministry of Justice with whom negotiations had already started years ago. Brazilians are legally allowed to watch lawmakers' debate, but police at the scene said they didn't let the indigenous to enter on suspicion that they would interrupt the debate. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) (The Associated Press)

Indians from various tribes argue with police blocking them from entering the Chamber of Deputies where lawmakers are debating the authority to demarcate indigenous lands at Congress in Brasilia, Brazil, Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. Brazil's indigenous don't agree with a proposed constitutional amendment...

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