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08 Oct 2020 | 02:27 AM UTC

Indonesia: Nationwide protests scheduled for October 8

Indonesia News Alert

Nationwide protests over the Omnibus bill scheduled for October 8; avoid all protests as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/8/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/9/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jakarta). COUNTRY/REGION Indonesia, Jakarta, East Java, Yogyakarta

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Nationwide protests are scheduled to take place on Thursday, October 8, throughout urban centers in Indonesia over the 'Omnibus' bill. The demonstrations have been called for by both trade unions and students and are being held in protest over the Omnibus bill, which seeks to revise the labor law. One of the demonstrations is scheduled to be held outside Merdeka Palace in Jakarta, while similar protests are expected in Surabaya (East Java province), and Yogyakarta (Special Region of Yogyakarta), as well as in other urban centers nationwide. Thousands are expected to attend the protests nationwide.

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions are possible in the vicinity of all demonstrations.  


Those in Indonesia are advised to monitor the situation, avoid demonstrations and political gatherings, and heed any instructions issued by local authorities


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