- Title: Lisbon protesters demand "Bolsonaro leaves, Amazon stays"
- Date: 26th August 2019
- Summary: LISBON, PORTUGAL (AUGUST 26, 2019) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS GATHERED IN DOWNTOWN SQUARE PROTESTER WITH GREEN TORSO AND RED WIG HOLDING SIGN READING (Portuguese/English) "Save Amazon" AMONG CROWD PROTESTERS CHANTING (Portuguese): "Bolsonaro leaves, Amazon stays" SIGN READING (English) "Stop apocalypse now" VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS PLAYING MUSIC SIGN WITH DRAWINGS OF ANIMALS IN THE FOREST, READING (Portuguese) "Amazon" (SOUNDBITE) (Portuguese) MEMBER OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT FOR THE PEOPLE-ANIMALS-NATURE PARTY (PAN), FRANCISCO GUERREIRO, SAYING: "We need to point the finger at the meat industry, because it is a factor of deforestation in Brazil. But we can also make a difference through our own individual behaviour. We can stop this by choosing to use or not certain kinds of products when we go to the supermarket." PROTESTERS AT RALLY SIGN READING (Portuguese): "#LisbonForAmazon" WOMAN HOLDING UP BRAZIL FLAG WITH SIGN READING: "SOS AMAZON" PROTESTERS AT RALLY SIGN READING (English) "Don't just pray, act." PROTESTERS GATHERED IN SQUARE SIGN READING (Portuguese): "Burn the fascists, not the forests" PROTESTER HOLDING SIGN READING (Portuguese): "Capitalism kills" PROTESTER HAVING THEIR FACE PAINTED
- Embargoed: 9th September 2019 21:26
- Keywords: protesters Lisbon Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro policies and response to Amazon fires Amazon banners evironment
- Location: LISBON, PORTUGAL
- City: LISBON, PORTUGAL
- Country: Portugal
- Topics: Environment,Climate Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001ATUWOXZ
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- Story Text: Some 600 protesters gathered in Lisbon on Monday (August 26) to protest against Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's policies and his response to the Amazon fires.
Playing drums and blowing whistles, protesters chanted: "Bolsonaro leaves, Amazon stays". Others waved banners reading: "Save Amazon" and "Stop apocalypse now".
Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, with more than 70,000 fires detected so far by Brazil's space research centre INPE, as concerns grow over right-wing Bolsonaro's environmental policy.
The Amazon is the world's largest tropical rainforest and its protection is seen as vital to the fight against climate change because of the vast amounts of carbon dioxide it absorbs.
(Production: Miguel Pereira)
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