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.

Environmental activists from #BersihkanIndonesia organization held a protest in front of State Palace, Central Jakarta on Monday (19/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
'Freedom Comes From Renewable Energy,' the banner says. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Blind President: A demonstrator wears a costume that looks like to President Joko Widodo during protest in front of the State Palace, Central Jakarta on Monday (19/08). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester dresses up as a blindfolded President Jokowi. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Residents whose affected by coal mines in Hulu Sungai Tengah, South Kalimantan lay on asphalt during the protest in front of the State Palace, Central Jakarta on Monday (19/08). (JG Photo / Yudha Baskoro)
Playing dead. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Activists carried placards that read the names of regions in Indonesia affected by coal mines during protest in front of the State Palace, Central Jakarta on Monday (19/08). (JG Photo / Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters hold up names of regions in Indonesia that have been severely damaged by mining activities. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Resident who lost his home because of mining from Cilacap, Central Java gives oration during protest in front of the State Palace, Central Jakarta on Monday (19/08). (JG Photo / Yudha Baskoro)
This resident of Cilacap, Central Java, lost his home when it was demolished to make way for a coal mine. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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