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Thousands protest against Brazil’s ‘death combo’ of anti-environment bills

Demonstration against what activists call a historic assault floods capital after musician Caetano Veloso’s call for action

Thousands of demonstrators have gathered in Brazil’s capital after one of the country’s leading musicians, Caetano Veloso, called a major protest to denounce what environmentalists call a historic assault on the Brazilian environment under President Jair Bolsonaro.

The “Ato pela Terra” (Stand for the Earth) demonstration was held in Brasília to oppose what activists call a “death combo” of five environment-related bills being considered by Brazil’s congress.

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