The protest was staged by Extinction Rebellion – an international movement demanding that governments across the globe take action on what they say is a climate emergency.
Climate change campaigners from the Extinction Rebellion movement threw red paint at the Brazilian embassy in London on Tuesday, protesting damage being done to the Amazon rainforest and what they describe as attacks on indigenous people living there.
Two protesters occupied the canopy above the entrance of the building, while two others glued themselves to the windows, according to Reuters.
Streaks of red paint were seen on the façade of the embassy, along with slogans such as “Make Ecocide Law” and “No More Indigenous Blood”.
Police were deployed to the scene and cordoned off the area. The embassy has not commented on the demonstration so far.
Extinction Rebellion is an international campaign working to press governments for a change of environmental policies through non-violent civil disobedience.
Last October, the group announced an “open rebellion” against the UK government for its perceived failure to inform and protect its citizens from climate change. Britain’s former counter-terrorism chief, Richard Walton, has described them as an “extremist” group seeking to subvert liberal democracy in the country.
Members of the group – which is said to receive donations from billionaire investor George Soros – have in the past stripped off to interrupt the Brexit…