- Young climate activist Greta Thunberg joined the call to junk the newly-signed Anti-Terror Law
- Thunberg expressed her support to oppose the law and the climate activists in the Philippines
- Other climate activists in foreign countries like the United Kingdom, Germany, Russia, and Portugal posted about the Anti-Terror Law
- Local celebrities and politicians also joined forces to condemn the controversial law and to fight for democracy
Climate activist Greta Thunberg has joined the call to junk the controversial Anti-Terrorism Law that was recently passed in the Philippines.
KAMI learned that the Swedish young activist shared her support to oppose the law on social media.
In a tweet, Thunberg urged the people to support the climate activists in the Philippines.
“Please support the climate activists in the Philippines! #JunkTerrorLaw,” she wrote on Twitter.
Other youth climate groups from foreign countries like Russia, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Germany, France, and Taiwan, also posted regarding the controversial law in the Philippines in response to the global movement.
In the Philippines, netizens, activists some lawmakers, and local institutions condemned the passing of Anti-Terror Law because of its alleged “unconstitutional” provision that could be subject to abuse of power.
Celebrities and media practitioners also joined forces to show their stand regarding the law by performing the Filipino version of “The Great Dictator Speech” by Charlie Chaplin.
On July 3, 2020, President Rodrigo Duterte has signed the Anti-Terror Bill into law. This was confirmed by Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque.
Greta Thunberg is a famous Swedish young activist. She became known for her environmental advocacy. The 17-year-old activist was named as the youngest person of the year by Time magazine in 2019.
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