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Bolivian Indians march against highway as lawmakers agree to postponement

AP reports:

LA PAZ, Bolivia - Hundreds of indigenous activists opposed to plans to build a highway through an Amazon reserve resumed their march to the capital on Saturday, a week after a violent police crackdown.

The march against the Brazil-funded highway through the Isiboro-Secure Indigenous Territory National Park in the eastern state of Beni began on Aug. 15. But it was halted Sept. 25 by police using clubs and tear gas in an operation that left dozens injured and led to the resignation of the defense and interior ministers.