Activists to rally against ‘environmentally destructive’ BRICS policies

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Environmental activists will hold a march on Wednesday morning to raise awareness about what they call BRICS anti-working class and environmentally destructive policies.

The march will head to the Sandton Convention Centre north of Johannesburg where the BRICS leaders’ summit is being held.

The march, led by a group calling itself “Break The BRICS Coalition” will start from the Sandton Gautrain station from 11:00.

Social Activist Trevor Ngwane says: “Today’s march is by environmentalists in South Africa, namely Head life Africa, Ground Works, the South Durban Environmental Forum and a few others. The march is against the BRICS head of state summit and we are complaining about the environmentally destructive policies of the BRICS countries. We think they are putting profit before people and the environment.”