Both leaders are meeting at the ongoing Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles
Activists from a number of groups gathered at the City Hall of Los Angeles June 8, 2022 to protest against the first meeting of controversial Brazillian President Jair Bolsonaro with his United States counterpart, Joe Biden on the side lines of the ongoing Summit of the Americas. Here, an activist speaks against Bolsonaro. Photo: Amazon Watch
Organisations such as Amazon Watch, Coletivo Por Um Brasil Democrático and Avaaz said “Bolsonaro had shown the world his lack of concern and care regarding the rights and voices of indigenous peoples in Brazil, as well as the rights of their territories and nature in the Amazon Rainforest”. Here, a poster is shown with the words, ‘Get out, Bolsonaro’ in Spanish. Photo: Amazon Watch
The rally was also aimed at garnering support for indigenous peoples, respecting their rights and urging the protection and defence of the Amazon Rainforest. “This means not making deals with state leaders like Bolsonaro that seek to destroy and commodify indigenous territories while removing their ancestral rights to their lands”, the organisations said in a statement. Here, an activist speaks at the rally. Photo: Amazon Watch
“The Amazon Rainforest is at the tipping point and we are the ones who must demand action and change”, the statement said. This photo shows attendees at the rally. Photo: Amazon Watch
The 2022 Summit of the Americas conference is taking place in Los Angeles from June 6-19. This photo shows attendees at the rally. Photo: Amazon Watch
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