On August 23, in many Brazilian cities, thousands of people flocked to the streets, taking part in the rally to protect the rainforest of Amazon, which suffered from fires in time.
In cities like Rio de Janeiro, Sao Paolo and Brasilia, protesters call for action to protect the Amazon forest from serious destruction. Protesters also criticized the policy on the environment of President Jair Bolsonaro, and asked the President to dismiss Environment Minister Ricardo Salles.
Earlier, the opposition leader sent a letter requesting the impeachment of Minister Salles with allegations of his policies against the duties of an Environment minister.
Fires in the Amazon forest , known as the lungs of the planet, also led to protests in many other countries. Earlier, the same day, many demonstrations took place outside the embassies and consulates of Brazil in major cities such as London (England), Berlin (Germany), Madrid (Spain) and Mumbai (India). ).
Meanwhile, in France, thousands of people plan to hold a march within a radius of 30 km around the Biarritz seaside resort, where the World Leading Industry Group Summit takes place (G7) to condemn poverty and environmental damage.
Over the past two weeks, Amazon forest fires have destroyed tens of thousands of hectares of rainforest. The international community is concerned that fires seriously affect the environment, the flora and fauna in the area are called the green lungs of the planet.
According to official figures from the Brazilian Government, more than 76,000 forest fires have been recorded in the country for the first 8 months, the highest number since 2013, and most occur in the Amazon. Compared to the same period last year, Amazon forest fire since the beginning of the year has increased by 83%.
The exact amount of damage caused by the Amazon forest fire has yet to be determined, but the smoke covers the city of Sao Paulo and some other Brazilian cities. Meanwhile, forest fires tend to be more serious due to the current dry season, lasting until the end of October or early November, and the habit of deforestation for cultivation and cattle grazing.