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Week kicks off with more protest actions across greater Jakarta

Detik.com - October 19, 2009

Moksa Hutasoit, Jakarta – For the start of the week, Jakarta and surrounding areas will again be treated to widespread demonstrations, with five protest actions being held at a number of different locations.

Based on the Metro Jaya regional police Traffic Management Centre (TMC) website for Monday October 10, a succession of demonstrations will be held at the offices of the Directorate General for Oil and Gas (Ditjen Migas), the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) and the state-owned oil company PT Pertamina. The actions will begin at 10am.

The next protest will be held in front of the South Tangerang Mayor’s office, which will also start at 10am.

The State Palace in Central Jakarta will also not be spared. Based on a received schedule, an action will begin at 11am.

The “favourite” location for protest actions, the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle will still be the “Prima Donna” today. Two actions will be held there, the first starting at 11am and the second at 1pm.

It is not know exactly how many people will take part in the demonstrations at these locations, however it is advisable to avoid these areas if you do not wish to be caught in traffic. (mok/amd)

[Translated by James Balowski.]

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