TEHRAN (Press Shia Agency) – People protested in Sao Paulo against Brazil’s government over the fires in the Amazon rainforest, as the fires in the world’s largest rainforest have sparked street protests around the planet.

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Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Sao Paolo on Friday night to protest against the Brazilian government and President Jair Bolsonaro’s handling of the ongoing wildfires raging across the Amazon rainforest.

Some protesters blame Bolsonaro’s environment policies and his support for logging and land clearing in the Amazon for worsening the recent spate of wildfires. The Brazilian president has accused international non-governmental organisations for starting the fires themselves to damage the Brazilian government’s image.

According to data from Brazil’s National Institute for Space Research, 73,000 wildfires have been detected across the Amazon basin this year, an 83 percent increase on last year and the highest number since records began.