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Jakarta Post

'We don't have a spare planet', students demand action as Indonesia joins global climate strike

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil
    A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, September 21, 2019   /  07:37 am
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Hundreds of activists and students took to the streets of Jakarta on Friday in the Climate Strike movement to demand the government take climate change mitigation more seriously.(JP/A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil)

Hundreds of activists and students took to the streets of Jakarta on Friday afternoon as part of a historic global climate strike that kicked off on Friday protesting inaction on the climate crisis and demanding that governments take clear measures to mitigate environmental impacts. University students, school students and members of around 50 civil groups gathered and marched from the Cut Meutia Mosque in Central Jakarta to Jakarta City Hall before concluding their protests at Aspirasi Park in the National Monument (Monas) area just across from the Presidential Palace. The protestors are among millions of people from all over the world taking part in a global climate strike scheduled to take place from Sept. 20 to 27. Around 4,638 events in 139 countries are expected to join the movement, Swedish young environmental activist Greta Thunberg, who inspired the movement, said on her T...