Greta Thunberg labelled a 'brat' by Brazil's far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro
Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has derided Greta Thunberg after the teenage climate activist added her voice to growing international condemnation of a surge of anti-indigenous violence in the Amazon.
Amazon indigenous leaders killed in Brazil drive-by shooting
“Indigenous people are literally being murdered for trying to protect the forrest [sic] from illegal deforestation. Over and over again,” Thunberg tweeted on Sunday alongside a video showing the aftermath of a drive-by shooting targeting indigenous leaders that left two dead.
“It is shameful that the world remains silent about this,” the 16-year-old campaigner added.
Bolsonaro – who activists accuse of green-lighting a new era of destruction and violence with his hardline anti-environment rhetoric – hit back on Tuesday.