21st Century Indigenous Protests


Mt. Rushmore/Keystone Protest

Flag of the Lakotah and their allies.

The Mt. Rushmore/Keystone protests occurred in tandem with President Trump’s rally at Mt. Rushmore for the 4th of July.

In the 1920s, South Dakota historian Doane Robinson hired sculptor Gutzon Borglum to construct a national monument to promote tourism in the state. Gutzon was a member of the Ku Klux Klan, and had recently helped construct a memorial to Confederate leaders in the state of Georgia. Some of the funding for the Mount Rushmore project came from the KKK.

The mountain that was chosen for the site of the monument is known as “The Six Grandfathers” (Thuŋkášila Šákpe) by Lakota peoples, named after the Earth, the Sky, and the four directions. The nine tribes of the Great Sioux Nation never agreed to or signed away their rights to this land; the Fort Laramie treaty in 1868, which the tribes did sign, guaranteed them “undisturbed use and occupation” of the land on which the Six Grandfathers, or Mount Rushmore, is on.

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests

Map of the Dakota Access Pipeline with reference to indigenous reservations.

The Dakota Access Pipeline was first given the go-ahead under the Obama administration, which would go through a sacred area of the Standing Rock reservation, where indigenous people would take out water and bury the dead in a sacred area. This was met with many protests, and Obama stopped it in 2016. Trump, after taking office, resumed the project and it was completed in 2017, despite marches on the white house and many other demonstrations throughout the country. But, Federal Judge James E Boasberg, sitting at the District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled that the construction of the pipeline had fallen short of environmental standards. It is to be shut down for 13 months until it can be revised to meet environmental standards, reviewed by a team of environmental experts and the United States military.

Highway 6 Blockade

The Six Nations blockaded Highway 6 in the Toronto area as retaliation to an attack by the Canadian Police.

Updates

Thousands of Colombians Protest Tax Reforms & Privatization in Medellín

Thousands of protesters took to the streets of Medellín for a 4th consecutive day, as part of a general strike in Colombia opposing new tax hikes on basic goods and services as well as the privatization of healthcare. Police attacked the demonstrations, which occurred citywide, with tear gas and live rounds.
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Thousands of Colombians Protest Tax Reforms & Privatization in Medellín

Thousands of Colombians in Cali Protest for 3rd Day Against Tributary Reform

Thousands of protesters took to the streets across Cali, demanding the immediate withdrawal of the Tributary Reform in Colombia, which would enact new taxes on basic goods and services for the lower and middle class in Colombia. Police responded with brutal repression, killing at least 7 protesters and firing indiscriminately with live rounds and tanks.
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Thousands of Colombians in Cali Protest for 3rd Day Against Tributary Reform

Police Attack Tens of Thousands of Colombians in Cali Striking Against Tributary Reform

Tens of thousands of protesters returned to the streets of Cali for a 2nd consecutive day, as part of a general strike against neoliberalism and the ratification of the Tributary Reforms in Colombia, which would increase taxes on basic goods and services, such as utilities including water and electricity.
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Police Attack Tens of Thousands of Colombians in Cali Striking Against Tributary Reform

Thousands of Colombians in Pasto Protest Tributary Reform for 2nd Day

Thousands of protesters in the city of Pasto took to the streets for a 2nd consecutive day as part of a general strike in opposition to the Tributary Reform, which would place taxes on basic goods and services in Colombia. Intense clashes between police and protesters occurred, with the military deployed and Molotov cocktails thrown.
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Thousands of Colombians in Pasto Protest Tributary Reform for 2nd Day

Tens of Thousands of Colombians in Bogota Protest Tax Increase

Tens of thousands of protesters in Bogota took to the streets in opposition to neoliberalism and an increase in taxes on basic goods and services in Colombia. Police brutally assaulted demonstrators, shooting tear gas directly at the crowd and savagely beating peaceful protesters.
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Tens of Thousands of Colombians in Bogota Protest Tax Increase

Tens of Thousands of Colombians in Cali Strike Against Tax Increases

Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Cali on the first day of a general strike against a tax hike on basic goods and services in Colombia. After police attacked the crowd, widespread looting and attacks on police stations and other government targets became rampant, resulting in the fiercest protest of the day.
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Tens of Thousands of Colombians in Cali Strike Against Tax Increases

Police Attack Hundreds of Protesters in Santiago Demanding Release of Imprisoned Demonstrators

Hundreds of protesters in Santiago took to the streets for a round of demonstrations to demand the release of all detainees of the 18th of October Uprising, which spurred on nearly 1.5 years of protests in Chile against right-wing and neoliberal policies. Police reacted brutally to the demonstration, sending tanks and water cannons against the crowd.
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Police Attack Hundreds of Protesters in Santiago Demanding Release of Imprisoned Demonstrators

100 Portland Protesters March to Stop Line 3 Pipeline

Around 100 protesters in Portland marched to demand the halt of the Line 3 Tar Sands pipeline in Minnesota, which would possibly poison the local rivers in the area and compromise water supplies. Demonstrators first went inside several banks supporting the project, demanding the halt of funding for the pipeline, and then were attacked by DHS at the federal courthouse before later dispersing.
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100 Portland Protesters March to Stop Line 3 Pipeline

Mapuche Chileans Place Barricades Against Militarization of Wallmapu

Mapuche indigenous militants placed barricades on the Cunco-Huichahue Route in the Araucania region in opposition of the militarization of Wallmapu, the traditional homeland of Chile’s indigenous people.
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Mapuche Chileans Place Barricades Against Militarization of Wallmapu

Indigenous Guaraní Protesters March in Caaguazú Against Government Corruption

Hundreds of members of the indigenous Mbya Guaraní community marched in Caaguazú to demand the resignation of president Marito Abdo, widely held responsible for the suspicious disappearance of $1.6 billion from Paraguay’s healthcare budget, which has led to an overwhelming of hospitals that have been forced to ration medicine and suspend elective surgeries like appendix removal.
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Indigenous Guaraní Protesters March in Caaguazú Against Government Corruption

20,000 Palestinians Protest Against Police Brutality in Umm al-Fahm

Over 20,000 Palestinian citizens of Israel took to the streets of Umm al-Fahm in opposition to discriminatory police brutality against the Arab community, following the IDF’s crackdown on a peaceful demonstration which resulted in 35 injuries, which included the city’s mayor.
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20,000 Palestinians Protest Against Police Brutality in Umm al-Fahm

Hundreds of Balochistanis in Iranian Town of Saravan Riot After Murder of 37 Fuel Traders

Hundreds of protesters in the Iranian majority-Sunni and Baloch town of Saravan set the governors’ building and several police cars on fire after government forces opened fire on dozens of fuel traders at the Iranian-Pakistani border, killing at least 37. Following government forces opening fire on demonstrators, more public buildings fell.
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Hundreds of Balochistanis in Iranian Town of Saravan Riot After Murder of 37 Fuel Traders

Tens of Thousands of Algerians Return to the Streets On 2nd Anniversary of Hirak

Tens of thousands of protesters returned to the streets across Algeria on the 2nd anniversary of the national Hirak movement’s birth, calling for the fall of the military establishment and chanting slogans in support of the indigenous Berber movement.
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Tens of Thousands of Algerians Return to the Streets On 2nd Anniversary of Hirak

Thousands of West Papuans March in Dogiyai Against Creation of West Papua Province

Thousands of West Papuans marched in Dogiyai against the formation of a Central Papua Province and the building of a police station by the Indonesian government, instead demanding a referendum for independence in order to unite with their blood relatives in Papua New Guinea and Vanuatu.
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Thousands of West Papuans March in Dogiyai Against Creation of West Papua Province

Thousands of Algerians in Kherrata Celebrate 2nd Anniversary of Hirak

Thousands of Algerians returned to the streets of Kherrata on the 2nd anniversary of the birth of the Hirak movement, which peacefully brought down the military regime in the country. The first demonstration occurred on the 16th of February in 2019, with massive anti-government protests then spreading across the country.
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Thousands of Algerians in Kherrata Celebrate 2nd Anniversary of Hirak

Chilean Mapuche Community in Los Pellines Burn Barricades Against Deforestation & Land Theft

Members of the Lafkenche community belonging to Mapuche indigenous ethnic group in Chile burned barricades and protested in the Los Pellines sector to demand their land back and the removal of deforesting/real estate machinery from their territory.
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Chilean Mapuche Community in Los Pellines Burn Barricades Against Deforestation & Land Theft

Dozens of Portland Protesters March Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Dozens of Portland protesters gathered for an indigenous-led march in solidarity with the Standing Rock Youth 93 mile run in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline. Demonstrators marched across the NE Portland bridge, singing indigenous chants, then dispersing after stopping at the Army Corp of Engineers office to demand that Biden respect native tribes’ wishes to rid their lands of pipelines.
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Dozens of Portland Protesters March Against Dakota Access Pipeline

Portland Police Attack American Indigenous Movement Protesting ICE

Around 100 protesters in Portland gathered for an Abolish ICE protest in front of the local ICE facility in the city’s northeast, with many waving flags of the American Indigenous Movement. Police fired munitions and tear gas at protesters, forcing them to disperse before arrests were made.
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Portland Police Attack American Indigenous Movement Protesting ICE

Hundreds of Palestinians March in Tamra After Israeli Defense Forces Murder 2 Youth

Hundreds of Palestinians marched in the city of Tamra to protest the apartheid regime established by the Israeli state, which a few days before had murdered 2 young men who were unarmed and non-resistant.
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Hundreds of Palestinians March in Tamra After Israeli Defense Forces Murder 2 Youth

Hundreds of Chileans in Panguipulli Burn Municipal Buildings After Police Murder Street Artist

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Panguipulli in response to the police murder of Francisco Martínez, also known as El Pancho, a street artist who juggled fake machetes and was murdered by police for not having an ID. Several public buildings went up in flames by the end of the night, as police refused to provide justice for the murder of the young man.
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Hundreds of Chileans in Panguipulli Burn Municipal Buildings After Police Murder Street Artist

Dozens in Portland March During Indigenous-Held Event Against Police Brutality

Dozens of protesters in Portland gathered for a press conference held by indigenous protesters, who recounted their experiences with police brutality in the city. Demonstrators marched through the area, holding banners and waving flags of the American Indian Movement.
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Dozens in Portland March During Indigenous-Held Event Against Police Brutality

Mapuche Insurgents Seize P-70 Highway to Demand Freedom for Chilean Political Prisoner

Armed Mapuche weichafe (warriors) seized the Route P-70 highway at the Lleu Lleu bridge near the towns of Cañete & Tirúa in solidarity with political prisoner César Millanao facing the courts on charges stemming from his participation in the social uprising of Chile, during which Millanao was arrested in December 2019.
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Mapuche Insurgents Seize P-70 Highway to Demand Freedom for Chilean Political Prisoner

Seattle Protesters Participate in Dexmaamxsgism Da Libaalx Indigenous-Led March

Dozens of protesters in Seattle gathered for the Dexmaamxsgism Da Libaalx indigenous-led march for justice for black lives and all others who have fallen to police brutality. Local citizens of native tribes gave speeches about economic and social oppression facing people of color, then marching and chanting anti-capitalist and anti-police slogans.
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Seattle Protesters Participate in Dexmaamxsgism Da Libaalx Indigenous-Led March

Chileans in Valparaíso Clash With Carabineros on Anniversary of Police Murders of Neco Moras & Ariel Moreno

Dozens of protesters clashed with Carabineros in the central coastal city of Valparaíso in Chile, during a demonstration on the anniversary of the police murder of Neco Moras & Ariel Moreno during a football game in 2020. Extreme amounts of tear gas were deployed, in response to which protesters threw rocks and Molotov cocktails at armored vehicles.
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Chileans in Valparaíso Clash With Carabineros on Anniversary of Police Murders of Neco Moras & Ariel Moreno

Protesters in Santiago Clash With Carabineros on Anniversary of Police Murders of Neco & Ariel

Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Santiago during a mobilization on the anniversary of the police murders of Neco Mora & Ariel Morenos in 2020 during demonstrations. Heavy clashes occurred with police around the area of Plaza Dignidad, with demonstrators subject to chemical weapons including tear gas and chemically tainted water cannons, both of which cause burns and possibly permanent injuries.
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Protesters in Santiago Clash With Carabineros on Anniversary of Police Murders of Neco & Ariel

Protesters Gather at Center of Justice in Santiago During Trial of Political Prisoner

Dozens of protesters gathered outside of the Center of Justice in Santiago in support of Mauricio Cheque, a Mapuche political prisoner of the social uprising in Chile who was held in prison for over a year without trial, who faced a hearing on the 29th. Demonstrators banged on concrete poles to make noise in support of Cheuque and hanged banners on the walls demanding his release.
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Protesters Gather at Center of Justice in Santiago During Trial of Political Prisoner

Protesters in Seattle Gather for Indigenous March Against ICE

Dozens of protesters gathered in Seattle for an indigenous-led march to demand the abolition of ICE and stop all deportations of undocumented immigrants in the United States. Although police trailed the demonstration, no arrests were made and protesters dispersed peacefully.
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Protesters in Seattle Gather for Indigenous March Against ICE

Hundreds Clash With Police At Protest in Santiago Demanding Release of All Political Prisoners

Hundreds of protesters gathered in Plaza Dignidad for a national mobilization demanding the release of political prisoners. Intense clashes occurred with police, who were repulsed from the area several times by angry crowds while trying to disperse the protesters, who finally left after nightfall arrived.
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Hundreds Clash With Police At Protest in Santiago Demanding Release of All Political Prisoners

Protesters in Santiago Light Barricades After Police Terrorize Daughter of Murdered Mapuche Activist

Protesters in Santiago placed barricades along the memorial of Villa Francia on Curacaví street, demanding the end of state terror against the Mapuche communities of Chile by Carabineros, following an incident in which the 7-year-old daughter of the murdered activist Camilo Catrillanca was violently arrested by police.
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Protesters in Santiago Light Barricades After Police Terrorize Daughter of Murdered Mapuche Activist

Thousands Protest in Paris On Anniversary of Triple Murder of Kurdish Activists by Turkish Agent

Thousands of Kurds took to the streets in Paris, demanding justice on the 18th anniversary of the triple murders of pro-PKK Kurdish activists in France, who were all found shot in the head execution-style. Many suspect that the MİT ([Turkish] National Intelligence Organization) was to blame for the murders, including French authorities themselves, who later caught the 34-year-old Ömer Güney, a maintenance worker in the Charles de Gaulle airport, with substantial evidence.
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Thousands Protest in Paris On Anniversary of Triple Murder of Kurdish Activists by Turkish Agent

Police Assault Indigenous Rights Activists at Protest to Stop Minnesota Line 3 Pipeline

Indigenous activists and allies gathered near Palisade, Minnesota, to protest against the Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline, marching down the Great River Road to the construction site, where speeches were given out and dances were performed. Later, protesters drove 45 minutes at a 2nd construction site, shutting down activity before sheriffs swiftly arrived and arrested several.
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Police Assault Indigenous Rights Activists at Protest to Stop Minnesota Line 3 Pipeline

Protesters Gather in St. Paul for People’s March Against Police, Pipelines, and Fascism

Hundreds of protesters gathered for a People’s March near the Minnesota governor’s mansion in St. Paul, demanding “Cash not covid”, “Community not cops”, “People not pipelines”, and “Politics without Proud Boys”. Several signs were seen demanding justice for Dolal Idd, as well as in opposition to the Line 3 Tar Sands Pipeline.
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Protesters Gather in St. Paul for People’s March Against Police, Pipelines, and Fascism

Police Clash With Protesters in Antofagasta Demanding Release of All Political Prisoners

Hundreds of Chileans gathered in Antofagasta to demand the immediate release of all political prisoners of the 18th of October Uprising that began in 2019 in Chile and still holds strong after more than a year. Clashes with police escalated throughout the day and ended with flames on the cities of the streets of Antofagasta after Carabineros attempted to deploy chemically tainted water cannons on protesters.
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Police Clash With Protesters in Antofagasta Demanding Release of All Political Prisoners

Hundreds Clash With Police in Santiago After Murdered Activist’s Family is Harassed and Beaten

Hundreds of Chileans gathered in Santiago to protest against state terror perpetrated on Mapuche indigenous communities, after the family of an activist murdered by police was beaten and arrested at a border checkpoint. Demonstrators successfully repulsed Carabineros using water cannons, and held the central Plaza Dignidad for hours on end.
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Hundreds Clash With Police in Santiago After Murdered Activist’s Family is Harassed and Beaten

Chileans Barricade Road in Mafil in Support of Mapuche Communities of Malleko Province

Chilean protesters placed barricades on the 810th Kilometer of Route 5 in Mafil, in support of the Mapuche communities of Malleko province, where the police beat the families of a murdered activist at a border checkpoint.
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Chileans Barricade Road in Mafil in Support of Mapuche Communities of Malleko Province

Carabineros Attack Protesters Demanding Amnesty for Political Prisoners With Water Cannons

Dozens of Chilean activists and street medics gathered at Plaza Dignidad in Santiago to protest for amnesty for all political prisoners and in commemoration of the murder of the Mapuche warrior Matías Catrileo on the 3rd of January in 2007. Demonstrators were immediately subjected to chemically tainted water cannons, with many left having scars and burns. One protester was also thrown to the ground and injured by a water cannon blast that hit them directly.
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Carabineros Attack Protesters Demanding Amnesty for Political Prisoners With Water Cannons

Palestinians Protest Expansion of Israeli Settlements in Halhoul & Ramallah

Thousands of Palestinian activists and demonstrators protested against Israeli settlement expansions in Halhoul and Ramallah, and were assaulted heavily by IDF forces, resulting in more than 25 injuries total. Several were also arrested, and they face the possibility of standing military trial.
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Palestinians Protest Expansion of Israeli Settlements in Halhoul & Ramallah

Protesters in Temuco Place Barricades on Anniversary of Police Murder of Mapuche

Protesters in Temuco placed barricades in solidarity with Matias Catrileo, a young Mapuche warrior/weychafe murdered by police on January 3rd, 2008, during territorial clashes between the ethnic group and the government.
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Protesters in Temuco Place Barricades on Anniversary of Police Murder of Mapuche

Protesters Return to Blockade Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota After Worker DIes

Protesters returned to the Line 3 Tar Sands pipeline blockade in Minnesota after a protester was arrested for stopping construction for 5 hours. Demonstrators had gathered after a worker was killed in an accident 9 days before, and the pipeline even then resumed its normal affairs.
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Protesters Return to Blockade Line 3 Pipeline in Minnesota After Worker DIes

Protesters Gather in Portland On Anniversary of Execution of Dakota 38

Dozens of protesters gathered in Portland on the anniversary of the public execution of 38 Dakota men in Mankato by the Lincoln administration in 1862, condemning the largest one-day mass execution in American history. Demonstrators gave speeches at a small monument to Thomas Jefferson before dispersing.
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Protesters Gather in Portland On Anniversary of Execution of Dakota 38

Hundreds of Black Lives Matter Activists in Portland Drop Banners

Hundreds of activists across Portland dropped dozens of banners in the city, as part of a new campaign labeled as BLM PDX Winter. Several organizations participated, including Rose City Antifa, the Portland Socialist Rifle Association, as well as anonymous affinity groups acting on their own.
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Hundreds of Black Lives Matter Activists in Portland Drop Banners

Indigenous Otomi Zapatistas Clash With Police in Mexico City

Police arrested 9 indigenous Otomi occupiers of the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples, shortly after the government agreed to take down 3 properties for a community housing project. The Zapatista-aligned indigenous community expressed that the occupation would continue to occur until the dropping of all charges and release of all detained Otomi.
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Indigenous Otomi Zapatistas Clash With Police in Mexico City

American Government Attacks Anishinaabe & Ojibwe Water Defenders of Mississippi River

After months of resistance to stop the Line 3 pipeline expansion, a total of 17 water protectors, mostly belonging to…
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American Government Attacks Anishinaabe & Ojibwe Water Defenders of Mississippi River

Indigenous Guatemalans in Totonicapán Protest Against Corruption

Hundreds of protesters in the 98% indigenous Totonicapán department in Guatemala from the K’iche ethnicity began a national blockade of…
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Indigenous Guatemalans in Totonicapán Protest Against Corruption

Protesters at Red House Eviction Defense Build-Up Barricades

Land defenders of the Red House Eviction Defense continued to build up their barricades and defenses, placing political slogans and…
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Protesters at Red House Eviction Defense Build-Up Barricades

Seattle Protests Against Thanksgiving

About 50 demonstrators at Capitol Hill in Seattle gathered to protest against Thanksgiving, smashing up a Starbucks and spray-painting slogans…
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Seattle Protests Against Thanksgiving

Protesters Across the United States Drop Banners for Release of Indigenous Prisoner

Banners were dropped by demonstrators across the United States in solidarity with Loren Reed, an indigenous Diné anarchist, who was…
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Protesters Across the United States Drop Banners for Release of Indigenous Prisoner

Revolutionary Student Movement Protests for Indigenous Land Back in Toronto

Demonstrators in Toronto from the Revolutionary Student Movement answered the call for a National Week of Action from indigenous land…
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Revolutionary Student Movement Protests for Indigenous Land Back in Toronto

Shut Down Canada Protest in Ontario Blockades City Roads

Hundreds of indigenous and non-indigenous youth shut down the Yonge and Dundas roads in Ontario in solidarity with the Wet’swet’en…
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Shut Down Canada Protest in Ontario Blockades City Roads

Portland Takes to the Streets Against Thanksgiving

Demonstrators all over Southeast Portland spray-painted slogans and defaced statues of colonialism, including many large businesses. A war monument was…
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Portland Takes to the Streets Against Thanksgiving

Native Wampanoag People Protest in Plymouth, Massachusetts Against Thanksgiving

Indigenous Wampanoag people and their allies gathered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, for the 50th annual National Day of Mourning march against…
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Native Wampanoag People Protest in Plymouth, Massachusetts Against Thanksgiving

Argentines Protest Against Mega-Mining Operation in Chubut Province

Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Esquel and Trelew, 2 towns in Chubut province, against a mega-mining operation in the area that would harm the ecosystem that was approved by the governor. Other protests also occurred in Rawson, with provincial police cracking down on the march and arresting several people.
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Argentines Protest Against Mega-Mining Operation in Chubut Province

Native Otomi Mexicans Occupy National Institute of Indigenous Peoples

Members of the Otomi indigenous central Mexican group occupied the National Institute of Indigenous Peoples and burnt files and furniture…
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Native Otomi Mexicans Occupy National Institute of Indigenous Peoples

Panguipulli Protests for Mapuche Land Back

Dozens of indigenous Mapuche people gathered in the Interlagos sector highway in Panguipulli, Chile, for traditional land back, peacefully occupying…
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Panguipulli Protests for Mapuche Land Back

Guatemalan Protesters Set Fire to Congress Amid Mass Riots

Tens of thousands of protesters demonstrated across Guatemala against government corruption and a budget plan that took away from the poorest and gave to the richest of the country. Over 40 arrests occurred nationally, with hundreds more injured. Demonstrations took place in Guatemala City, Quetzaltenango, and Huehuetenango.
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Guatemalan Protesters Set Fire to Congress Amid Mass Riots

Madrid Protests Against Racism

Demonstrators gathered in central Madrid to condemn rampant racism, of which the country has been reminded on the recent anniversary of the murder of a Dominican immigrant. About 50 protesters were in attendance, and received support for many passing through the central plaza of the city.
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Madrid Protests Against Racism

Protesters Across Chile Commemorate Murder of Camilo Catrillanca

Demonstrators and allies across Chile commemorated the 2-year anniversary of the murder of Camilo Catrillanca, a Mapuche farmer, at the hands of Chilean police, in Temucuicui, in the area of Ercilla. Hundreds of protesters and friends marched on the site of his murder, where his tractor still lies, and condemned the lack of transparency in the Chilean government while handling his case.
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Protesters Across Chile Commemorate Murder of Camilo Catrillanca

Mapuche Insurgents Clash With Chilean Police

Masked insurgents in Wallmapu, near Chamichaco, engaged in a gunfight with Winka (non-Mapuche) police, with several banner drops occurring and…
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Mapuche Insurgents Clash With Chilean Police

Mapuche Protesters in Panguipulli March Against Construction of Dam

Mapuche people in Panguipulli demonstrated against the construction of several dams in Mafil, of Los Lagos stating that the government…
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Mapuche Protesters in Panguipulli March Against Construction of Dam

Anti-Border Wall Protest Takes Place in Rio Grande Valley

Protesters demonstrated against the arrival of the Secretary of Homeland Security in the Rio Grande Valley in southern Texas to…
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Anti-Border Wall Protest Takes Place in Rio Grande Valley

#IndependentsOrNothing Protest in Antofagasta

Protesters in Antofagasta took to the streets demanding the resignation of President Piñera and the government representation in the constitutional delegation not to have any party members. Hundreds took part in the protest as a part of the growing movement for the end of politicians and party politics in Chile.
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#IndependentsOrNothing Protest in Antofagasta

Ontario Labor Federation Marches for 1492 Land Back Lane

The Ontario Federation of Labor, encompassing over 1 million workers, marched in solidarity with 1492 Land Back Lane, condemning the…
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Ontario Labor Federation Marches for 1492 Land Back Lane

Protest in Seattle for Indigenous Black Lives

Protesters took to the streets for the 4-year anniversary of the murder of Renee Davis, an indigenous black woman. More than 200 protesters attended the demonstration, demanding justice for her and her unborn son.
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Protest in Seattle for Indigenous Black Lives

Mapuche Communities Protest Against Land Seizure in Wallmapu

Mapuche protesters took to the streets in the communities of Lof Juan Queupucura and Antonio Pichulman in the historically indigenous-majority…
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Mapuche Communities Protest Against Land Seizure in Wallmapu

Clashes Continue at 1492 Land Back Lane

Clashes continued to occur between the Onkwehonwe tribe and the OPP at 1492 Land Back Lane, with indigenous people hitting police cars and getting shot with rubber bullets and tasers after.
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Clashes Continue at 1492 Land Back Lane

1492 Land Back Lane Clashes With OPP

Protesters at the 1492 Land Back Lane camp clashed with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP), with multiple roads blockaded and barricades set up in Caledonia, near the city of Ontario itself. Multiple protesters were injured and arrested, and courts ruled that setting up barricades is a punishable offence upon which charges can be mounted.
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1492 Land Back Lane Clashes With OPP

Misak Tribe Occupies Airport in Bogota to Protest Massacres

The Misak tribe is a tribe from Western Colombia (Cauca Department), which attended the Minga 2020 protests in which 150,000 indigenous people demonstrated against the government. The Misak occupied the El Dorado airport in Bogota in protest against the massacres committed by government-backed paramilitaries against indigenous and poor people.
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Misak Tribe Occupies Airport in Bogota to Protest Massacres

Minga Indigena Continues in Colombia

Tens of thousands of indigenous people once again occupied Plaza Bolivar in Bogota to protest massacres perpetrated by government-backed paramilitaries that kill hundreds to thousands of people every year. About 100,000 people demonstrated again, demanding the end of funding for paramilitary forces such as the fascist Black Eagles.
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Minga Indigena Continues in Colombia

1492 Land Back Lane Destroys Highway

The protesters at the 1492 Land Back Lane camp destroyed a highway that was planned to go into virgin land…
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1492 Land Back Lane Destroys Highway

Indigenous People’s Day Protests Take Place Across the World

Indigenous People’s Day protests were planned as part of a 3-consecutive day event involving 1492 Land Back Lane, the Indigenous Day of Rage, and now the Indigenous Peoples’ Day instead of Columbus Day, which is criticized by many for venerating a colonizer and a genocidal architect.
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Indigenous People’s Day Protests Take Place Across the World

Indigenous Day of Rage Portland Protest

https://protests.media/indigenous-day-of-rage-begins/ Portlanders took to the streets during the Indigenous Day of Rage on the 11th of October to protest the…
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Indigenous Day of Rage Portland Protest

Indigenous Day of Rage Begins

The Indigenous Day of Rage, a planned direct action across the Americas, took place on the 11th against decolonization and violation of the land of native reservations in Canada, the United States, and Mexico. One of the main direct actions took place in Portland, with the toppling of many statues.
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Indigenous Day of Rage Begins

1492 Land Back Lane Day of Action

1492 Land Back Lane was a planned day of direct action on the 9th of October all across so-called Canada for the self-determination of the indigenous peoples’ of the country, and the halt of pipelines and police invasions that violate the sovereignty of native land.
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1492 Land Back Lane Day of Action

Protest in Minneapolis

A protest took place in Minneapolis on the 4th of October against anti-indigenous activity by police and local fossil fuel drilling in the area. Its organizers called for a return of indigenous land to its original inhabitants, along with the abolition of police in the city, which the city council had originally promised to do but backed off from doing.
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Protest in Minneapolis

Coalition of Indigenous Groups Protests Building of Wall on Sacred Land

Through the week of 13-20 September 2020, several activist groups belonging to the O’Odham and Kumeyaay indigenous tribes have been arrested for protesting the wall and halting construction. 2 O’Ohdham activists have been arrested on Class B misdemeanor charges, while other Kumeyaay protesters have been brutalized by police.
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Coalition of Indigenous Groups Protests Building of Wall on Sacred Land

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