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Hundreds of students injured in Jakarta protests, one in serious state

  • Ardila Syakriah and Gisela Swaragita

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Wed, September 25, 2019   /  05:47 pm
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Students protest against the planned revision of the Criminal Code and the revision of the Corruption Eradication Commission Law in front of the House of Representatives in Senayan, Jakarta, on Tuesday. JP/Dhoni Setiawan(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Hundreds of university students have been injured after clashes erupted following protests in front of the House of Representatives in Central Jakarta on Tuesday, with at least one student found in critical condition and undergoing surgery. Jakarta Police chief Insp. Gen. Gatot Eddy Pramono said at least 265 students had been treated at hospitals across the capital since Tuesday afternoon, ranging from light to serious injuries. While around 254 had returned home after being treated, eleven stayed in hospitals overnight for further medical treatment, kompas.com reported. “Some students [received medical care] after being exposed to tear gas, while others were possibly [injured] because they got pushed while running,” Gatot said, “Anyway, we are still looking into [the causes] behind the students’ injuries.” Rallies over what critics and protester...

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