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Germany: Berliners blame Brazil's Bolsonaro for Amazon wildfires

2 23.08.2019 Инфо

M/S Protesters holding banners, Berlin
M/S Protesters chanting
W/S Protest in fronton Brazilian Embassy in Berlin
C/U Protesters burning Palo Santo
M/S Demonstrators chanting
C/U People playing the tambourine
M/S Demonstrators chanting holding banners
C/U Banners reading "Where is Friday for Future?", "Amazonas is being destroyed"
SOT, Andressa Flosi, environmentalist: "The Embassy [Brazilian embassy in Berlin] just posted [on Facebook] nine facts that about the fire in Amazonas. And I can really say that lots of them are fake. The worst one is that they say that the fires are under control which is not right; they say that they have a lot of firefighters working on that which is also not true."
C/U Andressa Flosi showing the FB post of the Brazilian Embassy on her mobile
SOT, Andressa Flosi, environmentalist: "The worst thing is that Bolsonaro asked for farmers to put fire on the forest."
M/S Demonstrators holding Brazilian flag
M/S Demonstrator
M/S Demonstrators chanting
SOT, Sylvain Bott, activist: "I deeply hope that Macron is going to talk at the G7 about the environmental crisis and what's happening at the moment. It is not called climate change guys it's global warming".
M/S Demonstrators chanting
C/U Banner reading (Portuguese): Is it an ethnocide?
M/S Protesters
SOT, Florestan Hoeckh, doctor (German): "For me, Bolsonaro is responsible for the fires. One who is in politics, who pressures the press and influences the people to move in a certain direction, is responsible for the consequences. And the consequence is a huge fire in which 25 percent of the Amazon is being burnt."
C/U Banner reading (German) Bolsonaro go away
M/S Protesters chanting
W/S Protests chanting and policemen
W/S Police in front of Brazilian Embassy entrance
M/S Police in front of Brazilian Embassy entrance
C/U Sign on the Brazilian Embassy’s door reading (Embassy of Brazil)
SCRIPT
Protesters gathered in front of the Brazilian Embassy in Berlin, on Friday, to denounce Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policies and call for action to stop fires destroying the Amazon rainforest.
"For me, Bolsonaro is responsible for the fires. One who is in politics, who pressures the press and influences the people to move in a certain direction, is responsible for the consequences. And the consequence is a huge fire in which 25 percent of the Amazon is being burnt." protester Florestan Hoeckh said.
Footage shows protesters chanting and holding banners that read "Where is Friday for Future?" and "Amazonas is being destroyed"
"I deeply hope that Macron is going talk at the G7 about the environmental crisis and what's happening at the moment," said activist Sylvain Bott.
On Thursday, Brazil's National Institute for Space Research reported that wildfires were spreading with a record speed saying its data showed an 84 percent increase as compared to the same period last year.