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Representatives of indigenous peoples from the Vale do Javari in Brazil protested this Monday against the disappearance of indigenist Bruno Pereira and journalist Dom Phillips.

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The demonstration took place in Atalaia do Norte (AM), a municipality near the Vale do Javari Indigenous Land, where the participants marched with signs, arrows and banners through the main streets of the city to later make a stand in the square.

“We want justice for Bruno and Phillips, and for the government to help us protect our territories; they are not fulfilling their role, especially the National Indian Foundation (Funai) and the current president of Funai in this Bolsonaro government,” declared the president of the Kanamari Association, Delcimar Tamakuri.

Likewise, the deputy coordinator of the Union of Indigenous Peoples of Vale do Javari (Univaja), Thoda Kanamari, demanded that the Judiciary take measures to find the main author to pay for the crime he committed against Bruno Pereira and Dom Phillips.

“This mobilization is for justice, the demonstration shows that we want more speed in this search,” added the leader.

Advances in search actions

Last Sunday, the Union of Indigenous Peoples of the Javari Valley (Univaja) reported the discovery of a new boat in the same region where indigenist Bruno Araújo Pereira and English journalist Dom Phillips are being sought.

“What the search team found was a possible place where the traces, observed on the edge of the ravine, indicate that a boat could have been dragged there; this information was transmitted to the authorities responsible for the investigations and, therefore, , the place was isolated for the expert’s report,” the organization specified.

In another order, the Brazilian Federal Police reported this Monday, the eighth day of the search, that some belongings of the indigenist Bruno Pereira and the journalist Dom Philips, disappeared since June 5, were found in the area of ​​the Vale do Javari indigenous reserve. .

It is worth specifying that the objects found correspond to a health card with the name of Bruno Pereira and other objects that belonged to him and Dom Phillips.

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