A protester from Sawahlunto, West Sumatra, lies on the street in front of the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Monday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
No More Coals or Fossil Fuel
BY : YUDHA BASKORO
AUGUST 19, 2019
Environmental organization #BersihkanIndonesia (Clean Up Indonesia) held a demonstration at Aspiration Park in front of the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Monday to protest the continued use of coal and fossil fuel and advocate for an immediate shift to renewable energy.
The protesters staged a street play showing real living condition in areas damaged by coal mines.
They demand that President Joko "Joko" Widodo close down coal mines and substitute fossil fuel with renewable energy by 2020 to prevent further environmental damage in the country.