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France: Extinction Rebellion call for action against Amazon wildfires

France, Paris
August 31, 2019 at 21:26 GMT +00:00 · Published

Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion held a march in Paris on Saturday to call for action against the devastating wild fires raging in the Amazon.

One protester called the forest the "lungs of the Earth," calling the fires a "catastrophe for biodiversity." Some activists visualized this in a performance with torches symbolizing the fire, and laying down to symbolise death.

According to reports, over 76,000 fires have been recorded so far this year in the Amazon, an increase of over 80 percent increase as compared to the same period last year.

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Climate activist group Extinction Rebellion held a march in Paris on Saturday to call for action against the devastating wild fires raging in the Amazon.

One protester called the forest the "lungs of the Earth," calling the fires a "catastrophe for biodiversity." Some activists visualized this in a performance with torches symbolizing the fire, and laying down to symbolise death.

According to reports, over 76,000 fires have been recorded so far this year in the Amazon, an increase of over 80 percent increase as compared to the same period last year.

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