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On June 5 in Bagua province in Northeastern Peru, President Alan Garcia sent troops to breakup the peaceful protests. Indigenous people and troops clashed at a roadblock set up by indigenous leaders. This violence so far has led to the deaths of 22 police officers and perhaps more than a hundred indigenous people; but because of roadblocks and curfews, an exact number is unknown. These are only just a few photos sent from Ben Powless from the region, there are many more on his Flickr site ( ).


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