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Students remember 1998 Semanggi shooting

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Wed, November 14 2012   /  09:29 am

JAKARTA: Students took to the streets of Jakarta on Tuesday, demanding the government resolve the Semanggi I riot, which broke out exactly 14 years ago.

The demonstrators gave President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono two years to act. “President SBY has two years to prove his commitment. Until today, we have not seen any efforts from him to solve the case,” Indro, a student activist from Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, said as quoted by kompas.com.

Indro said that the shooting of students who protested against the People’s Consultative Assembly’s (MPR) special session in November 1998 was a gross violation of human rights.

Students who joined the protest on Tuesday also urged the government to bring the perpetrators of the shooting to justice.

Seventeen people were killed during a protest that took place on the Semanggi cloverleaf on Nov. 13, 199...