An environmental activist ring a noisy instrument during a protest against climate change in front of the Arjuna Wijaya horse statue in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Jakarta's Environmental Activists Raises the Alarm for Climate Crisis

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

JUNE 05, 2021

Jakarta. Environmental activists have staged a demonstration at the Arjuna Wijaya Statue area in Central Jakarta on June 4, demanding President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to issue policies to save the environment and people from the impact of the climate crisis.

The protest started at 01.00 p.m local time, simultaneously with others protests in several cities around the country, including Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Makassar, Sukabumi, Bali, Samarinda, Serang, and Bekasi. The activists staged the demonstration as part of the World Environment Day annual commemoration, which falls on June 5.

The protesters accused Jokowi of never paying attention to environmental sustainability, instead only considering economic and investment aspects in many of his decisions. This resulted in the emergence of extreme hydrometeorological disasters.

Carrying bells and noisy instruments, environmental activists ring the 'danger alarm' as a symbolic statement that Indonesia is currently in a 'climate emergency' where government policies enable exploitation of nature, forests, and the ocean in a massive, systematic, and structured manner. 

Environmental activists stage a rally protest against climate crisis at Arjuna Wijaya horse statue in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Environmental activists stage a rally to protest against the climate crisis at the Arjuna Wijaya horse statue in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Activist carries a placard in front of M.H. Thamrin statue in Central Jakarta during protest against climate crisis on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Activist carries a placard in front of M.H. Thamrin statue in Central Jakarta during a protest against the climate crisis on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An environmental activist carries placard during protest against climate crisis in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An environmental activist carries a placard during a protest against the climate crisis in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester ring a bell as a symbolic statement of that Indonesia is currently in a
A protester ring a bell as a symbolic statement that Indonesia is currently in a climate emergency during a protest against the climate crisis in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters carry placard during protest against climate crisis in front of M.H. Thamrin statue in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters carry placard during protest against climate crisis in front of M.H. Thamrin statue in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters making their way to Arjuna Wijaya horse statue area during protest against climate crisis in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters making their way to the Arjuna Wijaya horse statue area during a protest against the climate crisis in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester reads a poem during protest against climate crisis in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester reads a poem during a protest against the climate crisis in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protester carries placard during protest against climate crisis in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester carries a placard during a protest against the climate crisis in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Young environmental activists join protest against climate crisis in front of National Monument in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Young environmental activists join protest against climate crisis in front of National Monument in Central Jakarta on June 4, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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