Anti-Israel protests to 'rock' US Embassy and UN office today

Source – June 3, 2010
Papuan independence activists protest in front of UN office in Jakarta (fak-fak)
Papuan independence activists protest in front of UN office in Jakarta (fak-fak)

Reza Yunanto, Jakarta – Anti-Israeli demonstration will continue to rock the capital city today. The United States Embassy and the United Nations representative office will be the targets of demonstrators.

According to information from the Metro Jaya regional police Traffic Management Centre (TMC) for Thursday June 3, the first demonstration against Israel triggered by the arrest of activists on the Freedom Flotilla humanitarian mission will be held by the United Islamic Youth Community (PPUI).

Protesters from the PPUI will hold a demonstration at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle between 6-10am. Source of people are expected to take part.

The next protest action will be organised by the Palestine Student Alliance of Concern (AMPP) at 9am in front of the UN representative office on Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta.

The Justice and Prosperity Party (PKS) Jakarta Regional Leadership Board will hold a similar action in the afternoon between 1-4pm. The PKS protesters will gather near the Horse Statue at the Indosat traffic circle on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan. Hundreds of demonstrators are expected to join the solidarity action.

Following on from this, protesters from an alliance of several different organisations will hold a solidarity action against Israel’s attack on Palestine at the US Embassy on Jl. Medan Merdeka Selatan. The demonstration will begin at 12noon. (Rez/Ari)

[Translated by James Balowski.]