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Philippine activists protest in Pikachu costumes ahead of G20 summit

Jun 25, 2019 16:22 IST
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Filipino climate activists staged a protest outside Japan’s embassy in Manila wearing Pikachu costumes. Activists from called on the Japanese govt to stop financing coal projects as Japan prepares to host the G-20 summit in Osaka this week. Protest leader Norly Mercado of grassroots climate-change group said Japan is the second largest funder of coal projects worldwide. She said, “Pikachu is a well-known image and symbol of Japan. What we want now is for Japan to also be a symbol, to be a leader in terms of climate change and how it solves the climate crisis.”