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Students rally for Trisakti tragedy

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 13 2008   /  10:39 am

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Students stage a rally in front of the Attorney General’s Office, in South Jakarta, on Monday. They carried a large portrait of Hafidin Alifidin Royan, one of the Trisakti University students who died during the Trisakti shooting incident on May 12, 1998. Around 2,000 students from universities across the country rallied in front of the State Palace on Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara, Central Jakarta, on Monday to commemorate the 10th year of the Trisakti shooting tragedy. Garry Setiawan from the State University of Semarang, Central Java, who participated in the rally, said he and many other students planned to stay in front of the palace, on Jl. Medan Merdeka Utara, until President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono pledged to meet their demands. "Before we have his promise, we will not go home," he said. They demanded the government resume t...