More demos today, drivers advised to avoid Monas, Kuningan and Block M

Source – December 13, 2007
Student protest at National Monument in Jakarta (LMO)
Student protest at National Monument in Jakarta (LMO)

Maryadi, Jakarta – Jakarta could well be referred to as the ‘storehouse’ of protest actions since not a day goes by without demonstrations being held somewhere in the city, including today, Thursday December 13.

According to information from the Metro Jaya Regional Police Traffic Management Centre (TMC), there will be at least five different protests today. Drivers are therefore advised to avoid the protest locations in order that they are not caught in traffic.

At 9am local time, protesters from the Rokan Hilir regency in Riau will be demonstrating at the offices of the National Land agency on JL. Sisingamangaraja in South Jakarta.

Then at 10am, the Native Jakarta Brotherhood Forum (FBR) will hold a protest at the city hall on Jl. Merdeka Selatan. They will also be holding a simultaneous demonstration at the Central Jakarta District Court building on Jl. Gajah Mada.

At 12noon protesters from the Student Network for the Eradication of Corruption (JAM-AKSI) will be demonstrating at the Attorney General’s Office on Jl. Sisingamangaraja.

One hour later students from the Indonesian Anti-Corruption Student Network (JAMIN) will hold a demonstration at the Jakarta Chief Public Prosecutor’s office on Jl. HR Rasuna Said in South Jakarta.

The final action will be at 4pm by protesters from the Solidarity Network for the Families of Victims of Human Rights Violations (JSKKPH) at the State Palace on Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara in Central Jakarta. (mar/nrl)

[Translated by James Balowski.]