Students protest against the weakening of Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)” by Max Lane

Short 500 word commentary   –  2019/79, 24 September 2019

On 23 September, large student demonstrations took place in cities and towns in Indonesia. In some cities, including Jakarta, more demonstrations were planned for 24 September. In most cases, the demonstrations were orderly, with clashes resulting in injuries only in Bandung. (In Papua on the same day, there were demonstrations on the racism issue where 20 people died.) The biggest of the demonstrations appear to have been in Yogyakarta, where an estimated 15,000 students marched to a location where a student protester was shot during anti-Suharto demonstrations in 1998.

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