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
Protests & Popular Resistance
November 14, 2019
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
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
Taufiq Siddiq, Jakarta – The Police have started to close off access to Merdeka Palace with barbed wire today, Oct.
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 (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
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
October 1, 2019
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
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
September 30, 2019
Jakarta – Riot police in Indonesia have clashed with protesters as thousands of students resumed demonstrations against a new law they say has crippled the country's anti-corruption ag
Thousands rallied across Indonesia Monday in fresh demonstrations sparked by a raft of divisive legal reforms, including banning pre-marital sex and weakening the anti-graft agency.
Shinta Maharani, Jakarta – The massive university students' protest dubbed Gejayan Memanggil (Gejayan is Calling) was echoed again to be held today, September 30, in Yogyakarta.
Antara & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – About 6,000 members of the military and police were set to be deployed in Jakarta on Tuesday to secure the inauguration of the new national legislatu
Kharishar Kahfi and Karina Maharani Tehusijarana, Jakarta – The wave of protests against the government and the House of Representatives is expected to continue on Monday as the legisl
September 28, 2019
Fresh protests broke out across Indonesia on Friday as the president ordered a probe into two student deaths during a wave of demonstrations against divisive legal reforms, including b
September 27, 2019
Arlina Arshad – Indonesia's chief security minister Wiranto said yesterday that the student protests in the country were being hijacked by a group set on disrupting Parliament and the
September 26, 2019
Robertus Wardi & Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – The chief security minister said on Thursday that the government had "enough evidence" to suspect that the orchestrators behind this wee