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Police detain high schoolers in 'chaotic protest'. KPAI says most 'clueless' about the issues

  • A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil and Dyaning Pangestika

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Fri, September 27, 2019   /  03:03 pm
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Hundreds of senior high school students – many of whom were still in their school uniforms – take to the streets on Wednesday, Sept. 25, to join a protest near the Senayan legislative complex in Central Jakarta.(JP/Narabeto Korohama)

Several parents arrived at the Jakarta Police headquarters on Thursday morning to collect their teenaged children, who had been detained the day before during the protests near the Senayan legislative complex in Jakarta, where the House of Representatives is located. Dwi Harnani, 60, who lives in South Cipinang Besar village of Jatinegara, East Jakarta, came to the police headquarters to check on her son, 17-year-old Muhammad Rizki Agustia, who is an 11 grader at Dharma Surya vocational high school (SMK). Dwi said that Rizki left for school at around 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday, when he was supposed to take a quiz in one of his classes. “He went to school as usual. [But] It turned out that he had gone to a friend’s house instead,” Dwi told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. “He said that his friends persuaded him to come along with the...