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May 2024

West Papua
Suara Papua – May 2, 2024

Elisa Sekenyap, Jayapura – A peaceful demonstration by Papuan students in the Balinese provincial capital of Denpasar on Wednesday May 1 to commemorate the day Papua was annexed into the Unitary State of the Republic of Indonesia (NKRI) has been blocked and repressed by police.

West Papua
Suara Papua – May 1, 2024

Jayapura – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB), the All Indonesia Papuan Central Highlands Indonesian Student Association (AMPTPI), the Papua Indonesia High School and University Student Association (IMPIP) and the Indonesian Student League for Democracy (LMID) in Gorontalo province held a

West Papua
Suara Papua – May 1, 2024

Jayapura – Eight civil society organisations from the Papuan People's Front (FRP) held a peaceful demonstration on Jalan Gunung Fanindi in Manokwari, West Papua province, on Wednesday to commemorate 61 years since the annexation of the Papuan nation (May 1, 1963 to May 1, 2024).

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 1, 2024

Jakarta – Labor Party President Said Iqbal praised national police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo (Kapolri) and President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo during a May Day Fiesta event at t

Indonesia
Kompas.com – May 1, 2024

Icha Rastika, Jakarta – National police chief (Kapolri) General Listyo Sigit Prabowo has appointed Confederation of the All-Indonesian Workers Union (KSPSI) President Andi Gani Nena Wea national police special staff for labour affairs.

Indonesia
Tempo – May 1, 2024

Dimas Kuswantoro, Jakarta – The People's Anti-Oppression Front or Bara Api, which is an alliances of various civil society groups in Surabaya, East Java, held a demonstration in front of the Grahadi building (the governor's office) on International Labor Day or May Day, Wednesday May 1, with the theme "Realising the W

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 1, 2024

Yogyakarta – Protesters from trade unions and student groups held a demonstration and long-march to commemorate International Labor Day or May Day in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta on Wednesday May 1, in which they addressed wages that are increasingly unable to cover the cost of living.

Indonesia
Tempo – May 1, 2024

Muhammad Rafi Azhari, Jakarta – The Greater Bandung Labor Alliance (ABBR) held a demonstration to articulate their struggle on International Labour Day or May Day at the Cikapayang Dago Park in the West Java capital of Bandung.

Aceh
Dialeksis – May 1, 2024

Naufal Habibi, Banda Aceh – Scores of protesters from the Aceh Workers Alliance (ABA) gave speeches at the Simpang Lima traffic circle in the Achenese provincial capital of Banda Aceh on Wednesday May 1.

Indonesia
Wacana – May 1, 2024

Rachel Caroline L. Toruan, Medan – Hundreds of protesters from labour groups held a demonstration to commemorate International Labour Day at the North Sumatra Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) building. This was confirmed by action coordinator Tony Rickson Silalahi on Wednesday May 1.

Indonesia
Tempo – May 1, 2024

Sultan Abdurrahman, Jakarta – A number of workers and online motorcycle taxi drivers (ojol) commemorated International Labour Day in front of the United States Embassy on Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan in Central Jakarta on May 1.

Indonesia
Detik News – May 1, 2024

Jakarta – Commemorations of May Day or International Labour Day have taken place in a number of parts of Jakarta, although the main location for the protests centred on the Horse Statue near the National Monument (Monas).

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 1, 2024

Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) believes that the 10 years of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration has had a negative impact on workers' welfare.

Indonesia
Viva – May 1, 2024

Dedy Priatmojo, Bali – Commemorating International Labour Day, which falls every May 1, hundreds of protesters from the Balinese People's Struggle Alliance held a peaceful action in front of the Bali Governor's office with the theme "Sustainable tourism sustainable work".

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 1, 2024

Makassar – A protest action commemorating International Labour Day or May Day in Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, became heated when police tried to seize a mask with a picture of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on it that was being used by the demonstrators.

Indonesia
Detik – May 1, 2024

Rizky Adha Mahendra, Jakarta – Protesters at an International Labor Day or May Day action near the Horse Statue in Central Jakarta set fire to two giant posters that had earlier been displayed during the demonstration.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 1, 2024

Semarang – The Nusantara Trade Union Confederation (KSPN) alluded to former Central Java governor and presidential candidate Ganjar Pranowo and acting Central Java Governor Nana Sudjana during a demonstration commemorating International Labour Day.

April 2024

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 30, 2024

Jakarta – Workers from the Labor Movement with the People (GEBRAK) will hold a demonstration to commemorate International Labor Day (May Day) on Wednesday May 1.

West Papua
Kompas.com – April 30, 2024

Icha Rastika, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is of the view that the change in the nomenclature used for Armed Criminal Groups (KKB) in Papua to the Free Papua Organization (

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 29, 2024

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – As many as 50,000 workers from Jakarta and the satellite cities of Bogor, Depok, Tangerang and Bekasi (Jabodetabek) will commemorate "May Day" or International Labor Day near the State Palace in Central Jakarta on Wednesday May 1.