Indigenous people in a remote stretch of the Amazonn rainforest in Peru blocked part of the Marañon River, trapping 24 boats and around 200 people, including international tourists. The blockade was part of a protest against neglect and recent oil spills.
From Peru Reports –
Natives release 200 hostages in Peru’s Amazon after oil spill
Natives from the Saramurillo village in Urarinas, about 10 hours by boat from the state capital of Iquitos, had blocked the river with a barge for over a month after several oil spills in the region. Village leaders demanded the president and other high-ranking officials from state oil firm Petroperu visit the area to explain the spills.
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