Several indigenous people, including a mother and a child were beaten by a policemen while protesting illegal mining in the Marudi Mountain area, Southern Rupununi, Guyana. Native Indians complain that not only have mining concessions been granted for areas on ancestral lands, but also that mining near their homes pollutes rivers and scares away wildlife they depend on for survival. Money over indigenous population – same story, different place.
The Indians protested by blocking the trail with their bodies to prevent mining machinery from entering the area. They can count themselves lucky that the miners were not Jews. Had they been, they would have run over by the indigenous people the same way they do in the Palestine.
In the video, you can see a power tripping policeman with a gun using a tree branch to beat a group of people laid on the ground. From what I understand, at least three men tried to protect a mother and her child from the beating by shielding them with their bodies. This is the real dive to shield the girlfriend, not some made up shit from a fucking movie theater. But you will only see the real deal among people who have not yet abandoned the community spirit for greed.
First the original video of the beating in high definition:
And a news report on the beating: