Makassar – Hundreds of students from the Anti-DPR Budget Committee Front held a protest action underneath the Makassar flyover in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar on Thursday October 20 to commemorate the second year of the administration of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Vice President Boediono.
The protesters called on Yudhoyono and Boediono to resign saying they had failed to lead the nation. The students also urged the government to dissolve the House of Representatives’ (DPR) Budget Committee (Banggar), which they said is prone to corruption and the manipulation of projects by house members.
If the government does not immediately dissolve the Banggar, the students threatened to hold more demonstrations.
As a result of the demonstration the flow of traffic on Jl. Pettarani came to a complete standstill. The students also blockaded all of the roads underneath the flyover which is one of the main thoroughfares in Makassar city. (RIZ)
Source: Mahasiswa di Makassar Blokade Jalan – Metrotvnews.com. Nasional/Jumat, 21 Oktober 2011
[Translated by James Balowski.]