The machines were laying down power lines between a hydroelectric plant owned by Lewis and the city of El Bolsón.
According to Rionegro.com, police found leaflets signed by the resistance group demanding the following:
- The release of group member Facundo Jones Huala who was arrested in May following an international capture request from Chile, where a warrant was issued for his arrest after he occupied land the Mapuche claim as their own.
- The eviction of oil, mining and hydroelectric companies from Patagonia.
- And end to the repression of Mapuche communities.