Demonstrators Gather at Brazilian Embassy to Mourn, Protest Amazon Fires (Video)

Climate Strike DC

Friday, September 20, 2019•11:00 AM - 2PM  John Marshall Park and marching to the Capitol Building

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From Extinction Rebellion DC:

The Amazon is intentionally being burned in the interest of agribusiness and cattle ranching spurred on by Bolsonaro’s dangerous policies. Experts say it is approaching a tipping point after which it would not recover. The result of the destruction of this massive carbon sink would have dire consequences for global climate stability. We stand in solidarity with the Indigenous people who have led the fights against these fires. Bolsonaro has intentionally targeted Indigenous peoples, allowing the destruction of their communities and refusing to respect indigenous
 rights. It is time to act.

Speakers include:

00:03:36
Serena
Youth Climate Strike

00:08:44
Lana
Zero Hour

00:11:18
Gaurav
Friends of the Earth

00:13:56
Natascha Otoya Vasconcelos
Brazilians For Democracy and Justice - DC

00:19:46
Adil Trehan
Extinction Rebellion

00:22:01
Russell Gray
Extinction Rebellion

This officer spent some time pushing and threatening demonstrators.

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