Brazilians 'hug' the shore for Oceans Day

STORY: "I think we are in a game-changer for the planet now," he said. "We need to think better about our habits, our consumption. We need to think better about ourselves and take care of the animals, and take care of nature. We are not alone here we are not the only individuals we are all together, we are one and this is the message for the new generations.

The crowd gathered at Rio de Janeiro’s Sao Conrado beach.

Volunteers also participated in cleaning brigades.