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Call to action for the Indonesian forest

Wahyudi, AFP

Posted at Sep 17 2019 10:10 AM

Call to action for the Indonesian forest

A scuffle broke out with police as hundreds of Indonesian students gather to protest outside the office of the Riau Governor in Pekanbaru on Monday, demanding the government to do more to fight the raging forest fires in the region. Thousands of Indonesian firefighters are locked in an around-the-clock game of Whack-a-Mole as they battle to extinguish an invisible enemy -- underground fires that aggravate global warming.