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Indigenous Activists Detain Panama's President for 2 Hours | News | teleSUR English

24.8.16

Indigenous Activists Detain Panama's President for 2 Hours | News | teleSUR English: President Juan Carlos Varela was detained after he was about to give a public speech praising a recent deal with some Indigenous leaders to resume construction. Opponents of that agreement threw stones at police cars, injuring four officers, reported local media.

The president's security team immediately took Varela and Indigenous representative Silvia Carrera inside a nearby school, where they were forced to stay for two hours while the Indigenous dissidents threatened to not let them out until the agreement was "burned down."


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