The controversial bill, approved in the Lower House, still needs the approval of the Senate and President Lula da Silva.
Indigenous march in Sao Paulo for their land rights. A large group of the Guarani ethnic group demonstrated through the main streets of Brazil’s largest city.
The indigenous people had already protested before, in front of the Law School of the same city and on the Bandeirantes highway, which connects the regional capital with the port of Santos.
They are protesting the recent approval of a law that prohibits them from claiming indigenous territories if they were not physically present there on October 5, 1988, the day Brazil adopted its current Constitution.
With the legislation in force until now, there was no need to verify this premise.
The bill, approved in the Lower House, still needs the approval of the Senate and the president of Brazil himself, Lula da Silva.