Nine demonstrations to open the first day of the working week

Source – November 24, 2008
Labour protest at Nusantara Bonded Zone (Tribune)
Labour protest at Nusantara Bonded Zone (Tribune)

Taufiqqurrahman, Jakarta – Demonstrations are again set to enliven Jakarta and the nearby satellite city of Tangerang today. Not being half-hearted, nine separate protest actions will open the first working day of the week with traffic congestion along roads being used by residents to travel to work being a real possibility.

As reported on the Metro Jaya regional police Traffic Management Center website on Monday November 24, for the Jakarta area the demonstrations will start at 8am in the Cakung Clincing area of North Jakarta at the entrance to the Nusantara Bonded Zone (KBN).

Also at 8am, three separate demonstrations will take place at the central office of the General Elections Commission (KPU) on Jl. Imam Bonjol in Central Jakarta, the Ministry of Justice and Human Rights on Jl. Rasuna Said in South Jakarta and the House of Representatives building in Senayan, South Jakarta.

Following this at 10am, a protest action will take place at the State Place, the Hotel Indonesia roundabout and the KPU offices. The Capital Market Supervisory Agency on Jl. Dr Wahidin in Central Jakarta will also be the target of a demonstration.

The final protest will take place at 10am at the Jakarta Regional House of Representatives building on Jl. Kebon Sirih and the Jakarta City Hall on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan.

Tangerang meanwhile will face two protest actions at 9am at the Tangerang District Attorney’s Office on Jl. TMP Taruna and in front of Tangerang regent’s office. (mad/mad)

[Translated by James Balowski.]