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May 2019

Indonesia
iNews.id – May 1, 2019

Pramono Putra, Sidoarjo – Thousands of workers from various cities in East Java held a joint demonstration commemorating International Labour Day on the morning of Wednesday May 1.

Indonesia
Tribune – May 1, 2019

Semarang – Hundreds of students, ordinary people and social groups joined the Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance (KASBI) and took to the streets of the East Java provincial capital of Semarang on Wednesday May 1 to commemorate International Labour Day.

Indonesia
Warta Bali – May 1, 2019

Denpasar – Hundreds of protesters from the Balinese United Labour Movement (GBBB) alliance commemorated International Labour Day or May Day with a peaceful action in front of the Bali governor’s office in the provincial capital of Denpasar on Wednesday May 1.

Indonesia
Tribune – May 1, 2019

Muhakir Tamrin, Palu – Scores of students in Palu City, Central Sulawesi, took to the streets on Wednesday May 1. The students, who were from the Central Sulawesi People’s Struggle Front (FPR) Alliance, conveyed their demands at a protest in front of the governor’s office on Jl.

Indonesia
Tempo – May 1, 2019

Friski Riana, Jakarta – The Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions (KSPI) will not join other workers rallying in Jakarta during the commemoration of May Day or International Labour Day on May 1.

Aceh
Detik News – May 1, 2019

Datuk Haris Molana, Lhokseumawe – Protesters from the Malikussaleh University Law Students Alliance held a commemoration of May Day in Lhokseumawe, North Aceh.

April 2019

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – April 30, 2019

Jakarta – The Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) and the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) have declared that they will hold a demonstration in front of the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Wednesday May 1 to coincide with the commemorations of International Labour Day or May Day.

Indonesia
Detik News – April 29, 2019

Raja Adil Siregar, Palembang – the Palembang municipal government in South Sumatra has banned cinemas from screening the film Memories of My Body (Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku) because it is conflicts with religious norms.

Indonesia
Detik News – April 29, 2019

Hakim Ghani, Garut – The regent of Garut in West Java, Rudy Gunawan, has banned cinemas in his regency from screening the film Memories of My Body (Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku) by director Garin Nugroho because the film is deemed to conflict with religious norms.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 29, 2019

Jakarta – In the lead up to the commemoration of International Labour Day or May Day on May 1, the Palm Oil Workers Coalition (KBS) has again called on the government and companies to fulfill the rights of workers employed in the palm oil sector.

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