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Jakarta Post

Indonesians cope with new normal as HK chaos goes on

  • Apriza Pinandita and Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, November 16 2019   /  12:39 am

With parts of Hong Kong paralyzed for a fifth day on Friday, Indonesians living in the city are coping with the ongoing mass protests that have become the new normal with schools, offices and public facilities closing down.Indonesian Students Association (PPI) Hong Kong chairman Michelle Kezia said all universities in Hong Kong had replaced face-to-face sessions with online lectures for the rest of the year.“So all Indonesian students who want to study at home are allowed to go home. [It applies] until the end of the year, or the end of semester. We’ll start [classroom sessions] again in January 2020,” she told The Jakarta Post via text message.The series of protests began five months ago to denounce a now-shelved bill that would have allowed extradition to China and had been mainly taking place in the evenings and on weekends. But now those protests have turned into wider calls fo...