soccer vs natives at rio de janerio

23Mar13

A group of indigenous Brazilians has been evicted from the building they had been occupying in Rio de Janeiro for more than six years. Police used tear gas and rubber bullets to dislodge the indigenous people from the former museum. The building is next to the famous Maracana football stadium. The Maracana will stage the final match of next year’s Football World Cup, and the authorities want to turn it into an Olympic Museum. The indigenous community, known as Aldeia Maracana (Maracana Tribe), said it wanted to use the building to showcase its way of life to tourists during the World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games.

‘Brazil police evicts Rio indigenous museum protesters’, BBC News.



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