National

PDI-P continues resistance
against fuel price hike
on the streets

Thousands of Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) members launch a long march to the State Palace in Jakarta to protest against the recent subsidized-fuel price hike.

Kontan.co.id reported that the mass gathered at the Tugu Proklamasi at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday and began their march at 10:30 a.m.

PDI-P senior politician Ribka Tjiptaning said that the march was the last ditch of resistance from the party against the hike.

"We have been defeated in the legislature and now we will continue our resistance outside," Ribka said.

The subsidized-fuel price has been raised after the government and the House of Representatives agreed to pass the 2013 revised state budget (APBN-P) bill into law on Monday.

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