PHOTOS: Protest against Belo Monte dam, Altamira, Brazil

Protest against Belo Monte, Altamira, Brazil - August 19, 2011

The Belo Monte dam, which would be the third-largest in the world, is currently under construction near Altamira, Brazil. Yesterday, protests were held throughout the country, and tomorrow (Aug. 22) is the worldwide day of actions against the dam.

Protest against Belo Monte, Altamira, Brazil - August 19, 2011
List of actions around the world:

August 22 (Mon)

Country City Location Time
Australia Canberra, ACT Brazilian Embassy – Canberra. 19 Forster Crescent, Yarraluma 1pm + info
Canada Toronto, Ontario Embassy of Brazil in Toronto – 77. Bloor Street West, Suite 1109 3pm + info
England London Embassy of Brazil London 1pm + info
France Paris Court of Human Rights, Place du Trocadéro 3pm + info
Germany Berlin Brazilian Embassy in Berlin 2:30pm + info
Iran Tehran
Netherlands Hague Brazilian Embassy in the Hague, Netherlands 8:30am + info
Portugal Lisbon Brazilian Consulate ((Saturday, 20)) 3pm + info
Scotland Edinburgh From Carlton Hill to the Meadows 12pm + info
Taiwan Taipei Nearest embassy or consulate 2pm + info
Turkey Ankara Brazilian Embassy, Ankara 11pm + info
United States Washington, DC Brazilian Embassy in Washington D.C – Georgetown 12:30pm + info
United States Salt Lake City, Utah Utah Brazilian Consulate, 180 South 300 West, Suite 130 TBD + info
United States New York City, NY Brazilian Consulate, Ave. of the Americas and 47th St. NYC 12pm + info
United States San Francisco San Francisco Brazilian Consulate – 300 Montgomery street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94104 8am + info
Mexico Guadalajara Brazilian Consulate in Guadalajara 12:30pm + info
Wales Wrexham 1pm + info
United States Miami Lincoln Rd & Washington Ave – Miami Beach ((Saturday, 20)) 6pm + info
Denmark Copenhagen  Rådhuspladsen KBH 4:30pm + info
Noruega Oslo Tune – near Skøyen 11am + info
United States Los Angeles 8484 Wilshire Blvd – Beverly Hills, CA – Brazilian Consulate 11:30am + info
Brazil Rio de Janeiro BNDES

Amazon Watch has a toolkit on holding an action in your city.
Protest against Belo Monte, Altamira, Brazil - August 19, 2011

More on the Altamira protest at Xingu Vivo. It was really beautiful – hymns sung, a dip in the river. Even a conga line..!?

More photos in my Flickr set.

Update (8/22/11): Some photos used by Survival International on their page about today’s Belo Monte protests around the world.  I’m honored!!

Protest against Belo Monte, Altamira, Brazil - August 19, 2011

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