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Protesters Call Out G7 Leaders over Corporate Ties, Climate Inaction and Inequality

HeadlineAug 26, 2019

Protesters rallied outside the G7 summit in Biarritz and in other French cities, denouncing the leaders of the world’s richest countries for their role in the climate crisis and economic and gender inequality, among other things. This is Aurélie Trouvé from the group Alternatives G7.

Aurélie Trouvé: “We’re not speaking to the G7, to the seven leaders. We consider this G7 to be illegitimate. We are appealing to the population to say that there is hope, that we can and we must build alternatives to the policies of these seven leaders who are at the service of the rich and of multinationals. Whether it be Trump, Macron, Trudeau, Merkel or the others, they all have the same policies in service of the rich and multinationals. We’re opposing them with values of solidarity, with answers to the environmental crisis and respect of human rights and the end of relationships of domination.”

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