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Jakarta Post

Youth’s march for life

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Mon, September 23 2019   /  12:26 am

Children are telling us they would like to walk freely outside, without masks and if it’s not too much to ask, under a blue sky. While elders will likely die of old age, “We are the generation that will continue living on this Earth […],” said Sofia Rahmah, 16, who said she had asthma and who marched with hundreds of others in Central Jakarta on Friday. For all adults whining over all sorts of issues and wars over power, resources and wealth, another scrawled statement on cardboard on display during the youth marches read, “You’ve had your future, now we want ours.” The message from the youth in the Fridays for Future march was spread across cities around the world, including 12 cities in Indonesia, such as in Bengkulu and Denpasar in Bali apart from Jakarta. More children are showing conviction that they can make a difference and that few others will despite all their clou...