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Protest actions expected to add to traffic congestion today

Temp Interactive - March 11, 2008

Muhammad Nur Rochmi, Jakarta Ė Three protest actions will be held in Jakarta on Tuesday March 11. Based on information from the Metro Jaya regional police Traffic Management Centre, the three separated actions will involve a total of around 500 people. The demonstrations are expected to create traffic jams.

It is hoped therefore that road users will take care if they pass through stretches of road where actions are taking place since protesters usually try to attract the attention of passing motorists resulting in traffic congestion.

The first action by around 500 people from the Social Organisation Group (BOM), is planned to take place between 8am to 3pm and will he held at five locations, the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) offices on Jl. Latuharhari in Central Jakarta, the House of Representatives Building on Jl. Gatot Subroto, also in Central Jakarta, the Attorney General's Office on Jl. Sisingamangaraja in South Jakarta, the national police headquarters and finally at the State Palace on Jl. Merdeka Utara in Central Jakarta.

Also at around the same time, an action by a group called the Anti-Gang Violence and Narcotics National Movement of Concern (GAPENTA) will be held in front of the State Palace. Finally, a protest will take place at 9am at the Komnas HAM offices and the office of Metro TV News in Kedoya, West Jakarta.

[Translated by James Balowski.]

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