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Five protests to enliven Jakarta today, watch out for traffic jams!

Detik.com - July 21, 2008

Irwan Nugroho, Jakarta – Five protest actions will enliven Jakarta for the start of the week with the potential for traffic jams to occur at a number of points in the city.

According to data from the Metro Jaya regional police Traffic Management Centre (TMC) for Monday July 21, the first action will take pace at the Mayasari Bhakti Pool on Jl. Raya Bogor in East Jakarta between 8.30am and 3.30pm.

Protesters will also descend upon the General Elections Commission (KPU) office on Jl. Imam Bonjol in Central Jakarta at 9.30am although the identity of the demonstrators and their demands are not known.

Likewise with an action in front of the Attorney General’s Office on Jl. Sisingamaraja in South Jakarta, which will also take place at 9.30am.

The Finance Department located on Jl. Lapangan Banteng in Central Jakarta will also be the target of protest actions today.

Finally, a protest by a group of demonstrators will start at the Jakarta City Hall then move on to the House of Representatives building and then on to the Department of Home Affairs on Jl. Merdeka Utara in Central Jakarta. (irw/irw)

[Translated by James Balowski.]

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