By Diego Recinos
Hundreds of people from different nationalities marched last weekend in the streets of the Swedish capital to demand the defense of the Amazon rainforest, to fires and deforestation voracious nature reserve is suffering. further, They demanded that European governments more harshly to the Brazilian government for its responsibility in the events.
The rain did not stop, nor the different languages, nor the thousands of kilometers that separate the Amazon rainforest in Stockholm; as all present were firm in their slogan and song “save the Amazon”.
"It would be a loss for the entire planet, because Amazon has one of the greatest diversities, eg rainforest. So it is very important for climate, It has a fifth of all drinking water, so it is also important to clean the air pollution. Amazon takes care of 20% all polluted the air ", Expresa Alex Brekke, secretario general de Amazon Watch Sverige.
The concern is great, because attendees are aware of the importance of the Amazon nature reserve in the world, and the devastating impact of their gradual destruction in the global ecosystem.
Activists think that "the Brazilian president can cause great destruction, because he wants to cut down the forest and generate income in different ways, as well as depriving the indigenous people of their right to live there ", He said one of the Brazilians present at the event.
The demonstration ended in front of the Brazilian Embassy in Sweden. There the participants demanded that the governments of the European Community to act to save the Amazon.
"We want the Swedish government press to Bolsonaro, and that's important for Sweden, since they are involved with him in agreements on the subject of weapons. This makes it difficult for the Swedish government opposes Bolsonaro. That's why we're protesting, it should not sell arms to the current government of Brazil and be bound thereby ", said the secretary general of Amazon Watch Sverige.
Some European Union countries have offered assistance to affected governments. But nevertheless, the Brazilian government did not accept cooperation. While there is a monetary estimate of how much is the damage, it is feared that this is irreparable for flora and wildlife world.