- Title: Hundreds take part in climate change march in Jakarta
- Date: 20th September 2019
- Summary: JAKARTA, INDONESIA (SEPTEMBER 20, 2019) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS MARCHING ON BUSY ROAD JAKARTA PROTESTER HOLDING BANNER READING (English): "CLIMATE IS ON CRISIS" PROTESTERS HOLDING BANNER READING (English): "WELCOME TO THE LAND OF MASS POLLUTION" PROTESTERS WEARING GAS MASK VARIOUS PROTESTERS MARCHING PAST PRESIDENTIAL PALACE (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) ENVIRONMENTALIST, SILSILIA NURMALA DEWI, SAYING: "We are striking because we think that earth condition is an alert. Problem solving of this crisis is very slow, so we urge the government to declare a climate emergency and to decrease carbon emissions as much as possibly and do it firmly." PROTESTERS HOLDING THE PLACARDS PROTESTERS HOLDING PLACARDS GATHERED IN FRONT OF LARGE BANNER (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) ENVIRONMENTALIST, SATRIO, SAYING: "Actually, the government can do things more efficiently and effectively to conduct activities that do not cause environmental damage, such as when it comes to forest fires, the government can move more quickly in extinguishing them, because this indeed has happened repeatedly and there need to be preventive measures so that they do not happen again in the future." VARIOUS PROTESTERS GATHERING IN FRONT OF PRESIDENTIAL PALACE AND HOLDING PLACARDS
- Embargoed: 4th October 2019 12:50
- Keywords: Climate changes climate strike Indonesia environment
- Location: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- City: JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Environment
- Reuters ID: LVA001AXGMUKN
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- Story Text: Hundreds of Indonesians on Friday (September 20) marched in Jakarta as part of a global strike urging governments and corporations to take action on climate change.
Environmentalist urged the Indonesian government to take immediate action against environmental degradation, as widespread forest fires caused by slash-and-burn practices are resulting in bouts of haze surrounding neighbouring countries.
Similar protests, inspired by 16-year-old Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, are planned in some 150 countries on Friday.
The strike will culminate in New York when Thunberg, who has been nominated for a Nobel prize for her climate activism, will spearhead a rally at home of the United Nations headquarters.
(Production: Adi Kurniawan, Heru Aspriahanto, Sekar Nasly)
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