Mapuche protesters took to the streets in the communities of Lof Juan Queupucura and Antonio Pichulman in the historically indigenous-majority Wallmapu areas against land seizure policies by the government that have previously been named ‘infrastructure projects’ to ‘develop’ the community.
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