Cities Throughout Brazil Protest During Bolsonaro’s Statement on the Amazon

The president spoke of "zero tolerance" for environmental crimes when commenting on fighting the fires affecting the region; earlier, he had authorized the deployment of the military.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Loud protests were heard in several Brazilian cities during President Jair Bolsonaro's speech on Friday night, August 23rd.

The president went on air at 8:30 PM, on a national network, to broadcast his position on the crisis resulting from the Amazon fires, which have triggered global repercussions.

He argued that forest fires occur in other parts of the world and cannot lead to Subscribe to our Premium Membership Plan. Already Subscribed?