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'It will affect the whole planet,' says protester in Rio march as Amazon fires rage on

Reuters RIO DE JANEIRO Aug 26, 2019, 01.10 PM (IST)

Protesters from indigenous communities and Greenpeace joined locals on the streets of Rio de Janeiro on Sunday to call on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro to protect the Amazon rainforest. Chanting "Out Salles!" (Brazilian Environment Minister Ricardo Salles), the protesters also led a prayer for the Amazon. "We have a love for the Amazon, we have a love for planet Earth, we will not remain silent in face of this policy of indifference which puts profit above human dignity and above Mother Earth," said a protester holding a loudspeaker.