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Car Free Day serves as arena to voice political dissent

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, September 23 2019   /  01:18 am
Unpopular opinion: A group of people calling themselves “millennials and citizens for democracy” stage a rally to show support for the newly appointed Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders and the amendment of the KPK Law. Antigraft activists, members of the public and several media outlets have been critical of the selection and amendment processes, believing the controversial decisions will only weaken the fight against graft.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)(KPK) leaders and the amendment of the KPK Law. Antigraft activists, members of the public and several media outlets have been critical of the selection and amendment processes, believing the controversial decisions will only weaken the fight against graft.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)

Unpopular opinion: A group of people calling themselves “millennials and citizens for democracy” stage a rally to show support for the newly appointed Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) leaders and the amendment of the KPK Law. Antigraft activists, members of the public and several media outlets have been critical of the selection and amendment processes, believing the controversial decisions will only weaken the fight against graft.(JP/Wendra Ajistyatama)For many Jakartans, the weekly Car Free Day (CFD) is the highlight of the weekend. For five hours from 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Sunday, pedestrians claim the capital’s main thoroughfares as their own. While private vehicles reign supreme on weekdays, people can roam the streets freely on Sunday mornings.Launched in 2002 to promote cleaner air and restrict the use of private vehicles, the CFD has offered room for many acti...