Indonesia Police Fire Tear Gas At Protesters In Jakarta

JAKARTA – Indonesian police fired tear gas on Tuesday in am effort to disperse demonstrators in central Jakarta, a Reuters witness said, amid a second week of protests over a controversial new labor law.

The demonstrators are demanding that the law, designed to attract investors and cut bureaucracy, be repealed and say it threatens labor rights and favors big business.

View of clashes between demonstrators and police officers following a protest against the government's labor reforms bill in Jakarta, Indonesia.>
View of clashes between demonstrators and police officers following a protest against the government’s labor reforms bill in Jakarta, Indonesia.Reuters

Protests took place in multiple locations involving thousands of Indonesians last week, some of which saw streets tires burned and rocks hurled, leading to several thousand people being held.

Source : https://nypost.com/2020/10/13/indonesia-police-fire-tear-gas-at-protesters-in-jakarta-reuters-witness/

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