It is believed the aim of the protest is to raise awareness of Brazil’s indigenous people who are dying at an extraordinary rate due to the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the APIB, the mortality rate is now double the rest of Brazil’s population, risking an entire community being wiped out.
In a statement, a spokesperson for the group said: “To date, more than 21,000 APIB lives have been harmed by coronavirus in Brazil, with more than 600 lives lost.
“This alarming situation continues to grow more serious every day, because, in addition to the threat of the virus, the threats of racism, illegal deforestation, criminal networks, mining companies, missionaries, and big corporations continue to advance further into the most vulnerable territories of Brazil.
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