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Students throng in front of House, more flood into Jakarta as protests continue

Wed, September 25, 2019   /   12:35 pm
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    Indonesian students hold a protest against the government's proposed change in its criminal code laws and plans to weaken the anti-corruption commission, outside the parliament building in Jakarta on September 24, 2019. - Indonesia's President Joko Widodo on September 20 called for a delay in passing a new criminal law overhaul that would outlaw gay and pre-marital sex after the controversial plan sparked a public outcry. Updating Indonesia's criminal code -- which stretches back to the Dutch colonial era -- has been debated for decades and appeared set to pass in 2018 before it fizzled. AFP/Adek Berry

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    University students in Malang push against a barricade of police officers in an attempt to enter the Malang Legislative Council compound in Malang, East Java, on Sept. 24, during a student protests against the agrarian reform bill and the Criminal Code revision bill. Their attempt led to a clash with the police, with some students and police officers being injured. Antara/Ari Bowo Sucipto

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    Students are sprayed with water from a police water cannon during a protest against the agrarian reform bill, the Criminal Code revision bill and other bills at the Malang Legislative Council building in East Java on Sept. 24. Antara/Ari Bowo Sucipto

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    University students in Lampung protest in front of Lampung Legislative Council on Sept. 24. Thousands in Lampung took to the streets to reject the revision of the Corruption Eradication Commission Law and the Criminal Code. Antara/Ardiansyah

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    University students in Lampung protest in front of Lampung Legislative Council on Sept. 24. Thousands in Lampung took to the streets to reject the revision of the Corruption Eradication Commission Law and the Criminal Code. Antara/Ardiansyah

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    An aerial view of members of the Tegal University Students Alliance during a rally at the Tegal Legislative Council building in Tegal, Central Java, on Sept. 24. Protesters from various universities in Tegal demanded that councillors sign a statement rejecting revision of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law, which has been passed, and the Criminal Code, which is being deliberated by the House of Representatives in Jakarta. Antara/Oky Lukmansyah

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    Thousands of university students in Semarang, Central Java, protest against the newly passed Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law and the bill on the Criminal Code. They toppled the gate at the compound where the governor's office and the Central Java Legislative Council are located on Jl. Pahlawan, Semarang, on Sept. 24. JP/Suherdjoko

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    Hundreds of students in Bali carry banners during a protest to voice their concerns about various issues, ranging from racism and forest fires to the revision of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Law on Sept. 24. They also protested the Criminal Code revision bill. JP/ Zul Trio Anggono

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    Protesters run after the police shoot tear gas to them in front of West Java Legislative Council in Bandung, West Java on Sept. 24. Earlier, about 2,500 protesters voiced their rejection on the bill on Criminal Code revision, Agrarian Reform bill, Correctional Facility bill and demand the government to cancel the Law on Corruption Eradication Commission. JP/Arya Dipa

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    Students protest against the planned revision Criminal Code and the revision to Corruption Eradication Commission law in front of the House of Representatives building in Senayan, Jakarta on Sept. 24. JP/Narabeto Korohama

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    Students protest against the planned revision Criminal Code and the revision to Corruption Eradication Commission law in front of the House of Representatives building in Senayan, Jakarta on Sept. 24. JP/Narabeto Korohama

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    Clash mars student protest in front of the House of Representatives on Sept. 24. The police personnel tried to block the students that wanted to barge into the closed House of Representatives building in Jakarta. JP/Narabeto Korohama

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    Students protest against the planned revision Criminal Code and the revision to Corruption Eradication Commission law in front of the House of Representatives building in Senayan, Jakarta on Sept. 24. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

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    Students protest against the planned revision Criminal Code and the revision to Corruption Eradication Commission law in front of the House of Representatives building in Senayan, Jakarta on Sept. 24. JP/Dhoni Setiawan

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    Students protest against the planned revision Criminal Code and the revision to Corruption Eradication Commission law in front of the House of Representatives building in Senayan, Jakarta on Sept. 24, marking the biggest student movement since 1998. JP/Anggie Angela

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    Ambulance vans pick up injured and exhausted students in front of the House of Representatives building in Senayan, Jakarta on Sept. 24. Police shot tear gas and water at the students to disperse the rally. JP/Anggie Angela

The Jakarta Post

Thousands of university students from across Indonesia have once again taken to the streets in a series of protests against what they perceive to be attempts by the government and the legislature to roll back democracy.

In the capital, students from various universities, both from within and outside the capital, gathered in front of the House of Representatives compound in Central Jakarta at 1 p.m. on Tuesday to demand that lawmakers halt the passage of a number of controversial bills, including a revision of the Criminal Code (KUHP).

The students thronged in front of the House gates on Jl. Gatot Subroto carrying protest banners and posters with messages calling for the state to be committed to continuing decades-old efforts for political reform.

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