Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Movimento de Libertação dos Sem Terra

In response to my last post, DR suggested that the violence in Sao Paulo was about land reform, not prison reform. I think DR was referring to the Movimento de Libertacao dos Sem Terra's (Portugese) (MLST) protest in Brazilia on June 6th, 2006.

Tom Phillips described the recent land reform protests this way:
Television images showed confrontations between activists - many with sticks and traffic cones - and security guards, windows being smashed and an attempt to roll a car into the congress building. Police rounded up about 490 suspects and took them to a sports stadium for questioning. |Guardian|


The MLST is a militant splinter group from the Movimento Sem Terra(MST) or Landless Worker's Party in Brazil.

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