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Protests to target State Palace and parliament today

Tempo Interactive - February 28, 2008

Sofian, Jakarta Ė Activist from the group Falun Gong will hold a protest action in front of the Chinese Embassy the Mega Kuningan area of South Jakarta today, Thursday February 28. The action, which is planned to start at 10am, will be calling for an end to the torture and mass murder of those practicing Falun Gong in China.

Aside from Falun Gong, at 9am another demonstration will be held by representatives of the Bakauheni Traditional Society Deliberation Institute (LMMA) from South Lampung regency. They will be organising a demonstration at the State Palace on Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara, which will be continued at the House of Representatives (DPR) on Jl. Jenderal Gatot Subroto.

At 12noon the Social Movement to Safeguard the People's Money (GEMPUR) will also be holding a demonstration in front of the DPR building demanding that the house launch an interpellation motion over the Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support corruption scandal.

Finally, between 4-5pm, the Solidarity Network for the Families of Victims of Human Rights Violations (JSKKPH) will demonstrate in front of the State Palace with the aim of calling on the government to fully resolve cases of human rights violations.

[Translated by James Balowski.]

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