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Protests Against Bolsonaro In Brazil

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Brasilia: Tens of thousands of people took to the streets across Brazil where they chanted “Burn Bolsonaro and not the Amazon”, in protest against President Jair Bolsonaro’s inaction in the face of massive wildfires that were devastating the world’s largest tropical rainforest. Demonstrators in Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paulo and Brasilia, among other cities, on Friday demanded a decisive action to protect the Amazon and denounced the far-right President, whose initial reaction to the fires was to blame them on environmentalists, Efe news reported. Facing intense criticism from Brazilian civil society, international organizations and European governments, Bolsonaro on Friday called an urgent ministerial meeting to map out a strategy to combat the fires. Friday also saw mobilizations around the world to express concern about the Amazon fires. Protesters gathered outside the Brazilian embassies in several Latin American countries, including Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Venezuela. (IANS)


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