Jakarta – The Jakarta Police has named one of 20 arrested protesters a suspect for reportedly inciting a riot during a protest against the omnibus bill on job creation in front of the
Protests & Popular Resistance
July 19, 2020
July 16, 2020
Nina Loasana, Jakarta – Thousands of people from various labor groups and farmer unions as well as university students staged a rally in front of the House of Representatives complex i
Yogyakarta – Protesting workers in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta held an action on Thursday July 16 opposing the House of Representatives' (DPR) deliberations on the Draft Omnibu
Jakarta – Representatives of demonstrators who held a protest action against the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation said they were disappointed after meeting with leaders from the House
Jakarta – Labour, farmer and student groups opposing the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation (RUU Cipta Lapangan Kerja) held a protest action on the left side of the House of Representat
Surabaya – Thousands of protesters from the Movement Alliance Against the Omnibus Law (Getol) packed Jl Pahlawan in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya on Thursday July 16.
March 11, 2020
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
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