Gede Suardana, Denpasar – Around 30 students demonstrated in front of the US Consulate General in Denpasar opposing a visit by George Bush who will arrive in Bali tomorrow, October 22.
The group arrived driving cars and held the action in front of the US Consulate General in Denpasar on Monday October 21. The action was joined by students from the Muhamaddiyah Student Association, the Muslim Student Association (HMI), the National Student League for Democracy (LMND) and the People’s United Opposition Party (POPOR).
“We don’t agree with our country being characterised as terrorist for the sake of Bush’s interests. We don’t agree with the king of imperialism and colonialism, Bush, arriving in our country”, said the coordinator of the demonstration Bambang Wahyudi in his speech.
During the action, students unfurled banners which read “Reject US Neo-imperialism”, “Reject Bush in Indonesia” and “Reject Bush’s Version of the Anti-terrorist Laws”. The action proceeded in an orderly manner with around 60 members of the security forces on guard. (aan)
[Translated by James Balowski.]