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Jakarta to be besieged by demos on first day of new school term

Detik.com - July 13, 2009

Nograhany Widhi K., Jakarta – On the first day of the new school term, Jakarta will be besieged by six demonstrations. One of them will be held in front of the Chinese Embassy in the Mega Kuningan area of South Jakarta.

According to the Metro Jaya regional police Traffic Management Centre, the action will be organized by the Islamic Community Forum (FUI) at 10.30am in response to the riots involving Uighur ethnic Muslims in Xinjiang on Monday July 12.

Demonstrators from the Nestle Indonesia Panjang Trade Union meanwhile will ‘descend’ upon the Hotel Indonesia roundabout in Central Jakarta at 9am. They will then continue the action at the Department of Labour and Transmigration on Jl. Gatot Subroto in South Jakarta and finish the their protests at the PT Nestle offices on Jl. TB Simatupang.

Also at the Hotel Indonesia roundabout, protesters from the group People in Motion will gather between 3-5pm.

Between 9am and 4pm meanwhile, a group call the Dompu Society will hold a demonstration at the Department of Maritime and Fishery Affairs on Jl. Moh Ridwan Rais in Central Jakarta, then move off to the offices of the Minister for People’s Housing on Jl. Raden Patah and then the House of Representatives building on Jl. Gatot Subroto.

Still in Central Jakarta, at 11am the Zoning and Construction Supervisory Office building on Jl. Jati Baru, the Gambir train station and a house at Jl. Teuku Umar 42-44 in Menteng will be ‘attacked en masse’ by members of the Cultural Preserve Youth and Student Alliance of Concern from various different universities.

The Judicial Commission offices on Jl. Abdul Muis in the Harmony area will also not be spared. The Student Movement of Legal Concern (GMPH) will hold a protest action there after first demonstrating at the East Jakarta District Court at 9am. (nwk/amd)

[Translated by James Balowski.]

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