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Industrials

Brazil police say that indigenous protest continues to block key grain highway

SAO PAULO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Indigenous protesters continued to block key Brazilian grain highway BR-163, which links towns in the nation’s biggest farm state Mato Grosso to the port of Miritituba, an important export gateway, highway police in Santarém said on Tuesday.

A judge issued a ruling on Monday ordering the demonstrators to unblock the road in the region of Novo Progresso, Pará state, and police are looking to de-mobilize the Kayapós tribe protesters, which have been blocking the road for over 24 hours.

Reporting by Roberto Samora Writing by Ana Mano

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