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23 Sep 2019 | 04:04 PM UTC

Indonesia: Thousands rally to protest controversial bill September 23

Indonesia News Alert

Thousands of students rally across Indonesia to protest controversial bill September 23; similar protests possible over the near term

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/23/2019, 12:00 AM until 9/24/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jakarta). COUNTRY/REGION Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Central Java, Makassar


Thousands of students rallied across Indonesia on Monday, September 23, to denounce a new criminal code that would outlaw extramarital and gay sex. Rallies were reported in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Central Java province, and Makassar. On Friday, September 20, President Joko Widodo delayed a planned vote on the bill, which was originally scheduled for Tuesday, September 24.

Similar protests are possible in Indonesia over the coming weeks. Heightened security measures and localized transportation disruptions are likely around demonstration sites.


Individuals in Indonesia are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.


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