23 Aug '11, 4pm

Press Release & PHOTOS: Thousands Protest Worldwide in Day of Action to Defend the Amazon: #StopBeloMonte

Thousands Protest Worldwide in Day of Action to Defend the Amazon Global solidarity demonstrations follow growing protests across Brazil Amazon Watch, International Rivers FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE | August 23, 2011 For more information, contact: Christian Poirier, Amazon Watch: +1 510 666 7565, [email protected] Caroline Bennett, Amazon Watch: +1 415 487 9600, [email protected] Brent Millikan, International Rivers: +1 707 299 7225, [email protected] Photos Available Here , High Res Images and Video Available on Request San Francisco, CA – Thousands of people demonstrated yesterday in 17 countries around the world, following protests in 15 Brazilian cities on Saturday, to urge the administration of President Dilma Rousseff to end its assault on the forests and the people of the Amazon. The demonstrators, mostly self organized via facebook, called on ...

Full article: http://amazonwatch.org/news/2011/0823-thousands-protest-w...

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