Protests in Jakarta usually involve large crowds holding up banners and chanting together, as well as occasional scuffles with police officers. But this is no longer the case, with COVID-19 changing the way protestors stage rallies.
Now, they use face masks, limit their numbers and even use stand-ins. Greenpeace Indonesia, for example, used mannequins to represent activists during a protest in front of the House of Representatives complex in Central Jakarta on June 29.
This photo gallery also captures the many other adjustments Jakartans have made as they cautiously enter the “new normal”.
In Jakarta, large-scale social restrictions (PSBB) are gradually being eased, but residents are still urged to maintain physical distancing and wear masks whenever they are outside. (vla)