Watch the video! – Rio+20 : 50,000 demonstrate against the ‘green economy’
21 June, 2012
While the official UN conference on sustainable development, known as Rio +20, opened this Wednesday, June 20, on the basis of a draft statement considered by many organizations as unacceptable, the initiators of the People's Summit organized a massive protest in the streets of Rio de Janeiro, which seems to have attracted at least 50,000 people. For social and climate justice and against the financialization of nature.
Lucia Ortiz, one of our spokespeople in Brazil speaks 1:48 minutes into this video with part of the Friends of the Earth International delegation in the background.
Nnimmo Bassey, chair of our organization, said "I was invited to be at Rio center with the heads of the states, but that chair was left empty, as this is the place to be, with peoples in the struggle in the street, here is where the power is!"
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