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Activists paint Brazilian embassy blood red for indigenous rights

Extinction Rebellion coincides action with indigenous women's march in Brasilia

BLOOD-RED paint was splattered over the Brazilian embassy in London today to symbolise the hundreds of indigenous people believed to have died under far-right President Jair Bolsonaro.

Extinction Rebellion (XR) was joined by other activist groups in international action to coincide with a march to demand the recognition of their rights by 2,000 indigenous women in Brazil’s capital Brasilia.

In London, protesters glued themselves to the windows and locked themselves to door handles.

Indigenous groups in Brazil are warning that conditions have worsened for them and their environment since Mr Bolsonaro came to power in January.

His regime’s embrace of large-scale mining and agribusiness has led to Amazon deforestation rates rising significantly and an increase in carbon emissions into the atmosphere.

British-Brazilian activist Zappi, who took part in the action in London, said: “The lungs of our world will deteriorate under the hands of greed.

“More Indigenous people will be murdered in the name of so-called ‘civilisation.’ And in the end the ones who will suffer most will never be the ones who caused the problem.”

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