Surabaya – An action by thousands of workers and students from the East Java Movement Alliance Against the Omnibus Law (Getol) has urged President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to immediately c
Protests & Popular Resistance
March 11, 2020
March 10, 2020
Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD says that opposition to and negative views about the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation are because th
March 9, 2020
Shinta Maharani, Jakarta – Thousands of are set to protest against the passing of Indonesia's omnibus job creation bill (RUU Cipta Kerja) in Gejayan, Yogyakarta on Monday, March 9.
February 21, 2020
Jakarta – A number of civil society groups which reject the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation (RUU Ciptaker) have been intimidated by people from different groups.
January 22, 2020
Kiki Astari, Jakarta – Residents of North Jakarta's Tanjung Priok rallied in front of the Law and Human Rights Ministry headquarters demanding Minister Yasonna Laoly to make a public a
January 15, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – Traffic flow on Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat bound for Istana Merdeka is smooth and orderly, despite the protest held by online ojek (motorcycle taxi) drivers.
January 7, 2020
Sam King – Racist mobs and Indonesian police harassed and raided West Papuan student accommodation in the Indonesian cities of Surabaya, Malang and Semarang in August this year in an a
December 27, 2019
Lily-Rose Davies and Mikael Alden Noegroho – The protests that rocked Indonesia this September have brought to light a history of conflict between university students and law enforceme
November 14, 2019
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo told security forces and regional heads not to underestimate signs of public discontent in a speech to members of the R
October 28, 2019
The betrayal of the mandate of reformasi – the political reform movement that began in 1998 – has angered Indonesia's youth, students and the ordinary people.
October 19, 2019
Since the fall of the Indonesian dictator Suharto in 1998, civil society has flourished under the country's burgeoning democracy.
October 17, 2019
Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta – The Police have started to close off access to Merdeka Palace with barbed wire today, Oct.
Arya Dipa and Bambang Muryanto, Bandung – Hundreds of protesters – students and activists – rallied in big cities on Thursday to demand that the President issue a regulation to revoke
October 11, 2019
Jakarta – The hashtag #Reformasidikorupsi (Reform corrupted), which became the tagline for recent nationwide rallies in the country, has inspired a musical protest that amplified prote
October 6, 2019
Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and presidential confidant Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan admits that he is confused about the wave of demonstrations by students and civi
David Lipson – My first story reporting from Indonesia was about a mob.
October 2, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan called for today's street protest put forth nonviolence as he claims the government has done its be
Jakarta (Bisnis) – After the wave of massive demonstrations in Jakarta for the last few days, toll gates belong to state-owned toll operator Jasa Marga in several locations were damage
October 1, 2019
Indonesia's parliament was sworn in on Tuesday for a new session that comes amid sometimes violent protests against several new or proposed laws, including one that critics say has cri
More than 500 people were arrested after clashes in Indonesia's capital amid nationwide protests against a raft of divisive reforms – including banning pre-marital sex and weakening th
Jakarta – Amid heightened security measures following days of protests that ended with clashes, university students took to the streets on Tuesday with flowers in their hands as a symb
Nicola Smith – Indonesian police fired tear gas in central Jakarta on Monday after a new round of protests against controversial legal reforms descended into running street battles.
Police in Indonesia have been widely criticized for their heavy-handed approach to securing student-led protests nationwide that have entered its second week, with one particular incid
Kharishar Kahfi and A. Muh.
James Massola and Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – Heavily-armed security forces stood guard in front of Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday as thousands of protesters attempted to disrupt the