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12 Sep 2018 | 12:09 PM UTC

Indonesia: Ride-hailing app driver rally in South Jakarta Sep. 12

Indonesia News Alert

Protest by drivers working with ride-hailing app providers in South Jakarta September 12; significant police deployment

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/12/2018, 12:00 AM until 9/12/2018, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Jakarta

Event

On Wednesday, September 12, drivers affiliated with the Attack Deceitful App Companies Movement (Gerhana) rallied outside the Go-Jek headquarters in Kebayoran Baru, South Jakarta, to demand better working conditions. Hundreds of police officers were deployed to secure the rally and maintain order.

Context

The Gerhana union staged a similar peaceful protest in front of the Grab headquarters in Kuningan, South Jakarta, on September 10.

Advice

On a separate note, individuals traveling to Indonesia should be aware that driving habits are generally poor in this developing Southeast Asian country. Foreign nationals involved in traffic violations or accidents risk deportation. Several multinational companies established in Indonesia prohibit their expatriate staff from driving in the country.

 

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