Today’s demos to target palace, election commission and police headquarters

Source – October 7, 2009
Protest action in front of parliament house in Jakarta (Viva)
Protest action in front of parliament house in Jakarta (Viva)

Didi Syafirdi, Jakarta – Five protest actions and one silent action will enliven Jakarta today. In order to avoid traffic jams, road users are asked to stay clear of stretches of road in the vicinity of the demonstrations.

According to information obtained from the Metro Jaya regional police Traffic Management Center (TMC) for Wednesday October 7, the first action will take place at 9am at the Horse Statue traffic circle in front of the State Palace on Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara.

A demonstration will also take place at the offices of the General Elections Commission (KPU) on Jl Imam Bonjol in Central Jakarta.

Also at the same time, an action will be held in front of the Nikko Hotel on Jl. MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta, in the shape of a solidarity campaign for the prevention of leprosy.

Then at 10am, protesters will hold demonstrations at the KPU, the Constitutional Court followed by the National Police headquarters.

At 1pm a protest action will be held at the Jakarta City Hall, which will be continued at the Buddha Bar restraint.

Also at the same time, demonstrations will be held at two other locations, namely the West Irian Jaya liaison office on Jl. Cilosari in Central Jakarta and at the office of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). (did/lrn)

[Translated by James Balowski.]