Rallies are scheduled to be held in Jakarta and Surabaya (East Java province) on Tuesday, November 17. The rallies have been organized by several student and labor activists and are being held to commemorate International Student Day as well as denouncing amendments to labor laws. The rally in Jakarta is scheduled to take place at the House of Representatives where participants are set to gather from 10:00 (local time). The rally in Surabaya is set to take place at Taman Bungkul where participants are scheduled to gather at 13:00.
A heightened security presence and localized transportation disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the protest sites. Clashes between security forces and protesters cannot be ruled out.
Those in Jakarta and Surabaya are advised to monitor the situation, avoid all demonstrations as a precaution, anticipate a heightened security presence, and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities.
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