Act was organized by the group Extinction Rebellion and happened this Sunday (9) in front of the National Gallery
The activist group Extinction Rebellion promoted on Sunday (9) in London a protest against the impact of Covid-19 in the indigenous communities of Brazil. One of the actions took place in front of the National Gallery, which had the steps covered in red paint. Protesters also lay there.
The profile of the event on a social network reported that one of the objectives of the act is to raise funds for the Articulation of Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (Apib). "The indigenous people in Brazil are facing unprecedented threats", says the text, which criticizes the Brazilian government.
Last month, representatives of indigenous entities and experts said, in a virtual audience promoted by the Chamber of Deputies, that a "genocide" is underway in indigenous districts due to the pandemic of the new coronavirus. A representative of the Ministry of Health who attended the hearing contested and criticized the use of the word "genocide".
A bulletin released by the folder on July 24 found that more than 12,000 indigenous people had been infected with the new coronavirus, with more than 230 deaths Covid-19.