Act now for Amazonia! — at Central Park.
"Three street shut downs today with powerful drumming and dancing for the Amazonia. And a packed rally at the Brazilian embassy. We are rising! Ecocide is suicide, put out the fires! Thanks @defenddemocracyinbrazil @xr_nyc" Photos and caption by Monica Hunken.
Extinction Rebellion was meeting at Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan.
There I joined Lisa Fithian and Monica and the Extinction Rebellion crew
For a swarm as part of ACT NOW for Amazonia.
Activists pulled a banner across 6th Avenue.
Dancers filled the street,
Drawing attention to the issue.
A man ran through the banner on his scooter.
“The Amazon is burning but we r rising. We are alive! We are fighting back!" declared Karlos.
ACT NOW for Amazonia:
"The Amazon rainforest is being burned alive — a crime
against the planet that threatens all life. In response to this state-sponsored
ecocide and assault on indigenous communities by Bolsonaro, we are answering a
call from Amazon Watch, the Indigenous Peoples of Brazil (APIB), and Extinction
Rebellion international to take action. September 5 has been declared Amazon
day. We stand in solidarity with the people and species of the rainforest, with
love and rage."
Music and dancing,
speaking with our bodies what words cannot express.
Three street shut downs,
reminding the world:
"This is an emergency"
"We need the amazon rainforest to survive."
"Ecoside is a crime against the planet."
"Indigenous people are under attack."
"The fires in Amazonia were started by people."
"Industrial agriculture is driving the problem."
"Destroying the rainforest imperils Earth and all its inhabitants."
"Life itself depends on it."