Busrah Hisyam Ardans, Denpasar – The People’s Global Conference Alliance (Aliansi Konferensi Rakyat Global) held a peaceful action in front of the Bali regional police office on September 5 opposing the upcoming International Monetary Fund-World Bank annual meeting.
The protesters also rejected a written notification from the Bali regional police prohibiting social activities for the duration of the IMF-World Bank meeting.
Action coordinator Dewa Putu Adnyana said that the People’s Global Conference was making a number of demands.
First, the group called for an end to policies and regulations which muzzle and curb the ordinary people’s rights of association, expression, and organisation, particularly in the context of criticising the IMF-World Bank meeting in Bali.
Second, they called for the repeal of Bali Regional Police State of the Republic of Indonesia (Notification) Number B/8012/IX/YAN. 2.12/2018/Dit Intelkam.
Third, that as part of upholding democracy, they called on the authorities provide guarantees of protection for civil society activities responding to the IMF-World Bank meeting.
[Translated by James Balowski. The original title of the article was Aliansi Konferensi Rakyat Global Gelar Aksi Damai Tolak Pergelaran Pertemuan IMF-WB.]