This Wednesday 20th June, a Global Day of Action took place. Civil society mass mobilization across the planet synchronized to highlight the issues of the Green/Greed economy trick, the need to protect rights of Indigenous People and Natural Heritage. The focus was the march on Avenida Vargas Presidente in Rio, where the Rio+20 circus continues to sustain the Green Machine.
The March was dominated by a RIOT of color, sound, colors and compassion… Massive buses moved through the march, with clowns popping their heads up everywhere and an amazing and probably uniquely South American sense of overwhlemingly unitedness swooped through the crowds. From anonymous masks to Via Campesina’s truck, giant Earth balloons and massive flags dominated this spectacle. Truly, the world was out in Rio, as tribes walked side-by-side amongst the obligatory political presence.
The OcupaDosPovos team arrived in typical anarchistic fashion, blocking the March in jest and stripping down to create a nude artistic intervention on the very steps that the occupation was hatched.
The night turned a bitter shade of oppression tho, as the police moved in on a group of participants of the March and kettles them, using batons and pepper spray to subdue and intimidate the crowd. This happened just after the international media left the march and here we provide insider footage of the police activities and actions. This is the true RIOt, we the people re having our rights violated, invaded by powers concerned with profit not people, slowly being led away from the try way of living we all know, into a bog of questionable policies and the art of pretending that everything is just alright.
Watch the video, make up your mind and watch this space and any other channels you trust, follow whats happening and express solidarity through messages and localized actions to make this push and usher in the NU world, as we demand it!!!