Tuesday, April 27, 2004

Peruvian Indians learn how ineffective peaceful protests can be. After a week of protests calling on the corrupt mayor, of the highland town of Ilave, to resign failed to accomplish its goal, demonstrators accomplish their objectives there a more efficient, if not brutal, method. The 10,000 or so Aymara Indians stormed the mayors house, dragged him into the street and beat him to death. After that a group of about 1,000 attacked the local police station, with Molotov coktails, surrounding it and the 50 officer inside, who had run out of tear gas grenades.