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Jakarta Post

As Puncak rushes road expansion, street vendors respond with protest

  • Theresia Sufa

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor, West Java   /   Tue, November 26, 2019   /  04:01 pm
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Street vendors burn tires during a protest in Bogor regency, West Java, on Monday. The street vendors want the local administration to delay their eviction from the Puncak area. (JP/Theresia Sufa)

Hundreds of street vendors operating in the tourist destination of Puncak in Bogor, West Java, staged a rally in front of the Bogor regency office on Monday, urging the regent to halt their eviction.  The coordinator of the rally, Muhamad Arifin, said the Bogor administration had torn down street vendor stalls in three locations in the Cisarua area to make room for widening the road. The Bogor regency administration plans to relocate around 600 street vendors affected by the project to the Gunung Mas rest area, which is still under construction. "We are ready to be relocated, but we are not ready to be removed. We are asking the regent to halt the eviction until the Gunung Mas rest area is fully constructed. We are also pleading with the central government to stop the road expansion project until the rest area's construction is completed," Arifin said. Ujan...