Argentina: Government Evicts Qom (Toba) Protestors; Agrees to Meet with Community

On Saturday, April 30th, 2011, the Argentine Government (through its police) presented a legal notice to the Qom community members who had been blocking traffic in Buenos Aires for five days. The legal notice stated that the protestors needed to cease camping in the road if they wanted the Government to discuss any issues with them. The protestors complied with the order peacefully and hope to open a dialogue with the Government soon.

Specifically, the community members returned to a nearby plaza where they had been camping for over a month, largely because the Argentine Government has failed to resolve certain land claims. Although the protestors moved off the streets, those individuals who started hunger striking earlier this week are going to continue that strike until their demands are heard.

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