Demonstrators attend a protest outdoors the Brazil’s embassy in Paris due the wildfires at Amazon rainforest, France, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Charles Platiau
PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) – A number of hundred environmental activists demonstrated on Friday outdoors the Brazilian embassy in Paris as a conflict between the 2 international locations’ leaders over the problem of local weather change intensified, whereas comparable protests occurred in London.
On Thursday, French President Emmanuel Macron and U.N. Secretary Normal António Guterres expressed issues about wildfires which might be raging within the Amazon, however Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro responded angrily to what he thought to be meddling.
Anti-Bolsonaro protesters chanted outdoors the Brazil Embassy in Paris carrying placards with messages comparable to “Bolsonaro Out!” (‘Fora Bolsonaro’).
Local weather activist group Extinction Rise up stated protesters had been additionally gathering on the Brazilian embassy in London calling on Bolsonaro to guard the Amazon rainforest.
The dispute between Bolsonaro and Macron worsened on Friday, when Macron’s workplace stated Bolsonaro was mendacity when Bolsnaro performed down issues about local weather change on the G20 summit in Japan in June.
Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta in Paris and Costas Pitas in London; Enhancing by Angus MacSwan