This badass Filipina held a solo protest in BGC for climate justice

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ICYMI, climate strikes are being held around the world from September 21 to 27 to demand systematic actions against climate change. And yes, Filipinos are doing their part.

 

But climate strikes don’t just extend to a collective effort.

On September 16, Greenpeace Philippines shared a live Facebook video of 28-year-old Filipina Joanna Sustento standing alone in front of Shell Headquarters in Bonifacio Global City (BGC) to perform a silent protest and partake in the cause.

Joanna is seen holding a placard with the words ‘CLIMATE JUSTICE’ amidst concerned officers.

Joanna Sustento, Typhoon Haiyan survivor, is doing a peaceful protest in front of the Shell headquarters in Manila, calling on the company to FACE THE PEOPLE and own up to the climate crisis!Nityalila, a Filipino singer-songwriter, environmentalist, and peace advocate, is playing a song to show her support. #ClimateJustice#ClimateEmergencyHour#ClimateStrike

Posted by Greenpeace Philippines on Sunday, September 15, 2019

 

She was then led away by guards from the premises and taken into the BGC police station, where she was later released due to lack of probable cause for arrest.

Taguig police and security personnel have taken Joanna Sustento, who is doing a peaceful protest in front of the Shell headquarters on behalf of communities around the world whose future is now at risk because of the #ClimateEmergency.We must continue the call for #ClimateJustice! ✊🏼 >> act.gp/2TCYZiK

Posted by Greenpeace Philippines on Sunday, September 15, 2019

 

Joanna is no stranger to fighting against climate change, as she lost her family to Typhoon Yolanda back in 2013. Since then, she’s been trying to open the conversation on the correlation of climate change to destructive supertyphoons.

In an interview with Vice, Joanna shares the ‘powerful message’ that comes with demanding companies for accountability.

I just want the community to understand that I’m fighting a big industry on my own and that it can be done. It sends a more powerful message, sort of like David and Goliath.”

Geric Cruz of Greenpeace

Now that’s what we call a BAMF.

Banner credit: Greenpeace Philippines