Mick Jagger came down hard on President Donald Trump's environmental policies at the end of the Venice Film Festival over the weekend.
Jagger was in Lido on Saturday to promote the screening of the last film, The Burnt Orange Heresy, directed by Giuseppe Capotondi.
The Rolling Stones frontman was asked to comment on a protest held at the red carpet in front of Venice's main venue, the Palazzo del Cinema, against climate change, anti-immigration policies and Venice's cruise ship problem.
Jagger said he is "absolutely behind" the protest.
"We are in a very difficult situation at the moment, especially in the U.S., where all the environmental controls that were put in place -- that were just about adequate -- have been rolled back by the current administration so much that they are being wiped out," said the 76-year-old English rock star.
"The U.S. should be the world leader in environmental control but now it has decided to go the other way," according to Jagger.