Jakarta hit by protest actions in lead up to holiday period

Detik.com – December 18, 2007
Indonesian Migrant Workers Trade Union protest (satuislam)
Indonesian Migrant Workers Trade Union protest (satuislam)

Nurul Hidayati, Jakarta – Two days before the start of the Idul Adha, Christmas and New Year holiday period, Jakarta will be hit by all sorts of protest actions on Tuesday December 18. Take a look at the list of demonstration posted by the Metro Jaya regional police Traffic Control Centre so that you don’t get caught up in the current:

A protest action by the Indonesian Migrant Workers Trade Union (SBMI) and the Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance (KASBI) in front of the offices of the National Agency for the Placement and Protection of Overseas Labor (BNP2TKI) at the Department of Labour on Jl. Gatot Subroto South Jakarta, which will be continued in front of the State Palace on Jl Merdeka Utara, Central Jakarta.

The Anti-Broker Case National People’s Front (Barnas Markus) will be demonstrating at four different locations, starting at the State Palace, followed by the Suryo Tan/PT IVCS offices at the Bank International Indonesia building on Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta, then the national police headquarters on Jl. Trunojoyo in South Jakarta and finally at the Attorney General’s Office on Jl. Sisingamangaraja, also in South Jakarta.

Around 1,000 people from the Workers Challenge Alliance (AMB) will hold an action at the State place. Three other groups will be holding demonstrations at the same time. The Indonesian Law Student Association (IMHI) will hold an action at the national police headquarters, followed by a protest at the East Jakarta mayor’s offices by the East Jakarta Badung Wetlands Social Forum (FMRBJT), and finally the Jakarta Children’s Aspirations Forum (FAKTA) will protest at two locations, the Jakarta city hall on Jl. Merdeka Selatan in Central Jakarta followed by a protest in front of the Jakarta Regional House of Representatives on Jl. Kebon Sirih.

The Papuan Central Highlands Indonesian Student Association (AMPTPI) will be demonstrating at the offices of the Home Affairs Ministry on Jl. Merdeka Utara in Central Jakarta. (nrl/ary)

[Translated by James Balowski.]