Thursday, July 5, 2012

Cops overdressed again

Inti Raymi or the Festival of the Sun is celebrated by indigenous cultures throughout the Andes. It is a religious festival that goes back to the Incan Empire & now incorporates elements of Catholicism. Celebrations include music & processions, costumes & masks,  food. Now the question is, why did the police getting the evil eye from this farmer in Cotacachi, Ecuador show up at a religious festival in riot gear? The indigenous movement has long been agitating for land reform, social services, & against exploitation but is trouble likely to erupt at a procession? When cops come overdressed, they're looking for trouble; they're not there to keep the peace. (Photo by Edu Leon/Getty Images)

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