Amazon natives are still blockading roads they have closed since last Monday.
They previously did this as part of the demands on the Brazilian Government to help them deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.
Although the members of the Kayapo Mekranoti tribe still survive the blockade, they have enforced open and close for trucks that will pass the road in the last two days.
They also use tires and equip themselves with various traditional weapons.
The road is the main road connecting the agricultural center in west-central Brazil to the port of the Amazon river.
The blockade caused long traffic jams for trucks carrying corn and soybeans outside the city of Novo Progresso.
However, they guarantee that the decision to open and close access will not last long.
“We will remain here until the government sends representatives to talk to us,” said one of their leaders, Mudjere Kayapo.
A federal judge has ordered the protesters to resign, saying it has caused economic damage.
The judge rejected negotiations on Wednesday and has ordered federal police to forcibly remove the native if he refuses to resign.
The Kayapo Mekranoti tribe warned that this decision could lead to violent disasters.
“We don’t want to fight.
“But we will not accept soldiers or police who come here and forcibly remove us,” they said in a letter to the government office.
“When that happens, there will be bloodshed on the asphalt,” he continued.
Wearing feather headdresses and embellished bodies, the protesters burned a letter from FUNAI.
The letter rejected a number of their requests and asked them to be patient.
The Kayapo Mekranoti tribe demands that the government of President Jair Bolsonaro spend money as compensation for environmental damage.
For having built a highway through their territory.
They also want the funds to be used to combat illegal mining, deforestation and the coronavirus pandemic that is hitting indigenous peoples in the region.
Brazil is listed as the second largest country for the highest death toll from Covid-19 after the United States.
“Our rights have been violated,” said one protester.
“The health of indigenous people is getting more and more vulnerable by the day. We are here to defend the Amazon and protect our region.
“But the government wants to open up customary land for illegal projects, illegal mining, logging and livestock.” he continued.