Mick Jagger and Donald Sutherland are both showing their support for the climate change protests taking place at the Venice Film Festival.
During a press conference for their film “The Burnt Orange Heresy”, the Rolling Stones frontman was asked about the hundreds of protestors outside.
“I’m glad they are doing that. Because they are the ones that are going to inherit the planet,” Jagger said via Variety.
“We’re in a very difficult situation at the moment,” he added. “Especially in the U.S. where all the environmental controls that were put in place… are being rolled back by the current administration. So much so that they are all being wiped out.”
Sutherland pointed out the environmental protection measures that the Obama administration put in place, noting that they “were barely adequate; and now they are being torn apart.
“And now they are being torn apart in Brazil, and they will be torn apart in England,” adding that environmentalists “have to fight harder and they have to get as much support as they can.”
The majority of the protests are due to the efforts of the Venice Climate Camp, who say the boats in the harbour are causing Venice to deteriorate. Their website reads “The message is clear, the earth is burning. The time has come to mobilise, to take serious measures, to ensure social and climate justice.”