On top of the existing violence and institutional impediments, this year was particularly taxing for the defenders of land and environment as they had to face double whammy of COVID-19 pandemic and the intensification of neoliberalism under it
Residents of the Quilombo Campo Grande Camp were victims of a violent eviction last Friday (14th)
Dozens of movements and organizations across the world have denounced the eviction of 450 families from Quilombo Campo Grande and manifested their solidarity with the MST
The families were evicted from Quilombo Campo Grande camp where they have lived and produced food for the past two decades
Police destroyed 20-year-old homes and agroecological crops during the violent eviction
The 450 landless families have been resisting the eviction for more than 30 hours in the state of Minas Gerais
The Quilombo Campo Grande camp is resisting an eviction which began early on August 12. The camp is home to 450 landless families who have been living, producing and working there for over 2 decades.
The decision of the judge to remove the families from the Quilombo Campo Grande camp in Minas Gerais shows that the rights won during the democratic era have not been realized for the poor. The verdict is also in violation of a number of human rights resolutions