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Protesters hold 'Workers against Capitalism' theatrical action at DPR

Detik News - May 1, 2014

Idham Khalid, Jakarta – Workers from the National Trade Union Confederation (KSN) held a theatrical action at the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Senayan, Jakarta, on Thursday May 1. The action was held in the context of the fight for workers' rights who they believe have yet to enjoy a decent life.

The theatrical action titled "Workers against Capitalism" began with a scene in which eight women agricultural workers and fisherpeople appeared with their hands tied by metal chains.

The ends of the chain were then picked up by an employer standing alongside arrogant looking male figures from the government, bureaucracy and security personnel. The security personnel sprayed the workers with water while the employer shoved the workers around then forced them to lie down. Other security personnel then interrogated them.

The demonstrators crowed around the theatrical action taking pictures with mobile phones. Other demonstrators meanwhile could be seen cheerfully taking photos with the DPR building in the background. (idh/slm)

Source: http://news.detik.com/read/2014/05/01/130808/2570744/10/buruh-gelar-aksi-teatrikal-di-depan-dpr-peserta-lainnya-berfoto-ria?nd771104bcj.

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service.]

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