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Visually impaired man stages solo protest demanding better treatment for people with disabilities

  • Nina Loasana

    The Jakarta Post

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Jakarta   /   Thu, November 28, 2019   /  11:05 am
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A visually impaired man walks on a special path for the blind at Pondok Cina railway station in Depok, West Java on Monday. Activists have pushed for more and better facilities and access for disabled people in public transportation facilities to support their mobility. (The Jakarta Post/Ricky Yudhistira)

A visually impaired man named Fazlur Rahman staged a solo protest in front of the Transportation Ministry office in Central Jakarta on Wednesday demanding better treatment for people with disabilities on public transportation. He staged the protest after accidentally falling through a platform gap when trying to board a train at Cikini Station, Central Jakarta, on Nov 17. Fazlur said he was trying to board a train bound for Bekasi, West Java. Everything went well at the beginning. After arriving at the main entrance of Cikini Station, he was guided by a station employee to the platform. When the train arrived, the employee then led him to a train door and asked him to board the train. However, when trying to enter the train, Fazlur accidentally slipped and fell into the gap between the platform and the train. Fazlur, who is a graduate student of private-run University...