At least six protest actions in Jakarta and Bekasi Friday

Source – November 14, 2008
Labour protest in front of Bekasi mayor's office (Antara)
Labour protest in front of Bekasi mayor's office (Antara)

Rachmadin Ismail, Jakarta – In the lead up to the weekend be prepared to face traffic jams as a result of protest actions. Today, Friday November 14, at least six groups of demonstrators will be protesting on the streets of the capital city and nearby Bekasi.

As reported by the Metro Jaya regional police Traffic Management Centre (TMC), the first demonstration will take place at 9am at offices of the Corruption Eradication Commission. The second protest will be held at 11.30am in front of the House of Representatives building on Jl. Gatot Subroto in Central Jakarta.

Following on from this, a group of protesters will organise an action at the Food and Drug Monitoring Agency (BPOM) between 9-11am. Next, there will be a demonstration at the UNAIDS representative office in Jakarta at 10am.

A group of demonstrators will also be protesting at the State Palace in Central Jakarta at 3pm. Finally, protesters are scheduled to demonstrate at the Bekasi Mayor’s office at 11am. So avoid the roads mentioned above when protest actions are taking place. (mad/ndr)

[Translated by James Balowski.]