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Students join global movement protesting climate change

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, March 16 2019   /  01:13 am
We care: Students hold a discussion during their protest for the #FridayForFuture global movement in front of City Hall in Central Jakarta on Friday. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

We care: Students hold a discussion during their protest for the #FridayForFuture global movement in front of City Hall in Central Jakarta on Friday. (JP/Dhoni Setiawan)Amar Fadillah, 18, stands in front of City Hall carrying various signs made by himself and 10 of his friends with messages on the environment and climate change. The 11 of them staged a protest on Friday urging the city administration to take more real action against climate change.One poster translates to “You squat here yet you make [Earth] sick. Are humans that vile?” Another reads “Where do you live?” with a drawing of a crying Earth.The group may be small in number compared to other protests in Jakarta, but their action resonates globally. They joined the global movement initiated by 16-year-old Swedish student and climate campaigner Greta Thunberg, who conducts a weekly “school strike for climate” every ...