Apr 232011

Pekanbaru, Riau (ANTARA News) – Dozens of environmental activists from Riau`s Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) took to the streets here Thursday to observe Earth Day 2011 which falls on April 22.

“We deliberately do not expect the presence of Riau officials, because the theatrical action that we do is a campaign to inform the public in Riau that the earth is getting hotter,” the group`s coordinator, Azanzuhri, said.

In their street action, the Walhi activists painted their bodies in red and carried various types of percussion instruments, as well as a banner reading “Restore Riau. Restore Indonesia.” Continue reading »