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Workers stage rallies in cities across the nation

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 2 2012   /  09:02 am

May Day woes: Two men assist a disabled passenger who landed at Polonia airport in Medan, North Sumatra, on Tuesday. The passenger could not use his wheel chair because the road was blockaded by workers observing International Workers’ Day. JP/Apriadi GunawanThousands of workers from various organizations staged rallies in big cities across the nation on Tuesday in conjunction with the commemoration of International Workers’ Day.

In Medan, North Sumatra, workers blocked the road leading to Polonia International Airport for five hours, thereby leaving many passengers to be stranded.

Scores of arriving passengers were also forced to walk on foot for hundreds of meters to exit the arrival terminal.

Despite the blockade, however, the rallies did not disrupt any flights. “All are running normally and there was no instruction to halt the airport’s activities,” sa...