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Students continue to protest jobs law

  • Alya Nurbaiti

    Jakarta

Jakarta   /   Sat, October 17 2020   /  01:00 am
Students grouped under the National Association of University Student Executive Bodies (BEM SI) stage protests in Jl. Medan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta on Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. They continue to stage protests against the controversial ominbus Jobs Law.(JP/Dhoni Setiawan)

Thousands of students from the National Association of University Student Executive Bodies (BEM SI) staged another round of protests on Friday to demand that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo rescind the controversial Job Creation Law, as well as to express their opposition to protest restrictions and alleged police brutality.   The students, who were from 26 universities under the BEM SI, gathered at the Arjuna Wiwaha monument, better known as the Horse Statue, near the Presidential Palace in Central Jakarta at 1 p.m. Other groups of students gathered at the Kuningan overpass in South Jakarta. Some students carried signs rejecting the law, such as “Vote of No Confidence”.   Bagas Maroupindra, BEM SI coordinator for Greater Jakarta and Banten, said Friday’s protests continued the students’ fight against the contentious jobs law and e...