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UK: Activists vandalise Brazil's London embassy to protest Amazon deforestation02:10

UK: Activists vandalise Brazil's London embassy to protest Amazon deforestation

United Kingdom, London
August 13, 2019 at 13:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Activists from the environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion threw red paint over the walls of the Brazilian embassy in London on Tuesday, in protest against the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest and violence against the indigenous peoples who reside within it.

Protesters marched and chanted while holding flags and banners on the pavement outside the building, while others daubed its walls with slogans. Footage shows police officers entering the embassy building and pushing aside a protester was in front of the door.

Some activists climbed onto a glass awning over the embassy's main door and pinned posters to the wall.

According to the police, four activists were arrested on charges of criminal damage.

The protest took place on the same day as a march of indigenous women is scheduled to happen in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.

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Activists from the environmental activist group Extinction Rebellion threw red paint over the walls of the Brazilian embassy in London on Tuesday, in protest against the deforestation of the Amazon rainforest and violence against the indigenous peoples who reside within it.

Protesters marched and chanted while holding flags and banners on the pavement outside the building, while others daubed its walls with slogans. Footage shows police officers entering the embassy building and pushing aside a protester was in front of the door.

Some activists climbed onto a glass awning over the embassy's main door and pinned posters to the wall.

According to the police, four activists were arrested on charges of criminal damage.

The protest took place on the same day as a march of indigenous women is scheduled to happen in the Brazilian capital, Brasilia.