Incident: Mapuches forced their way into the Our Lady of Luján Parish

General Information
Title: Mapuches forced their way into the Our Lady of Luján Parish
Country: Argentina
State/Province: Río Negro
City: El Bolsón
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Date of Incident: 2020-11-06
Security Level: Public
Summary:
A group of people identified as part of the Mapuche group (an indigenous group in Chile and Argentina) entered the parish of Our Lady of Luján, in El Bolsón. Approximately 12 Mapuche members entered the church by force, beat the priest, and took another member of the congregation hostage for a short period of time. Religious images were also vandalized.
Nature of Incidents
Killings: 0
(Attempts) to destroy, vandalize or desecrate places of worship or religious buildings: 1
Closed places of worship or religious buildings: 0
Arrests/detentions: 0
Sentences: 0
Abductions: 0
Sexual assaults/harassment: 0
Forced marriages: 0
Other forms of attack (physical or mental abuse) 2
Attacked houses/property of faith adherents: 0
Attacked shops, businesses or institutions of faith adherents: 0
Forced to leave home: 0
Forced to leave country: 0
Non-physical violence : 0
Responsible Actor Category
Responsible Actor Name: Mapuche group
Responsible actor category: Violent religious groups
Religion of Victim(s)
Religion of victim(s): Christian (Catholic)
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Web Sources
Name: Mapuches tomaron una iglesia en El Bolsón y golpearon al sacerdote
Url: https://www.infobae.com/politica/2020/11/06/tomaron-una-iglesia-en-el-bolson-golpearon-al-sacerdote-y-mantienen-de-rehen-a-otra-persona/
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Name: Mapuches tomaron una iglesia en El Bolsón, atacaron al sacerdote y huyeron sin ser detenidos
Url: https://www.lavoz.com.ar/sucesos/mapuches-tomaron-una-iglesia-en-bolson-atacaron-al-sacerdote-y-huyeron-sin-ser-detenidos
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