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13 Oct 2008

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Amazon Watch

U'wa Indigenous Community Peacefully Occupies Ecopetrol's Gibraltar Platform to Demand Cancellation of Oil Project

Nearly one thousand members of the U’wa indigenous people from the cloud forests of northeastern Colombia participated in a historic march and peaceful occupation of Ecopetrol’s oil platform in protest of oil project on their sacred ancestral lands. The demonstration...began Saturday and culminated peacefully today...U’wa elders, men, women and children...converged on the controversial Gibraltar oil platform...[also refers to Occidental Petroleum]

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