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Long March from Puncak Pass, Workers Demo for Fuel Increase at the Horse Statue

Long March from Puncak Pass, Workers Demo for Fuel Increase at the Horse Statue
Long March from Puncak Pass, Workers Demo for Fuel Increase at the Horse Statue
Jakarta, CNN Indonesia

Mass laborer from the 1001 United Trade Union Alliance held a demonstration in the region Horse statue, Central Jakarta, Thursday (22/9). The hundreds of workers arrived at the Horse Statue after performing the action long march from Puncak Pass, Bogor, West Java.

“Alhamdulillah, today we, the union of 1001 united labor unions, have fulfilled our promise to walk from Puncak Pass, Bogor on September 20. We walked for three days,” said the orator when he arrived at the Horse Statue.

Monitoring CNNIndonesia.com At the location, the masses arrived at the demonstration site at around 17.00 WIB. They seemed to be walking from Jalan MH Thamrin to Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat.

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Action long march followed by mass workers from various elements and organizations who brought attributes to voice protests.

In this demonstration, the masses, which are dominated by workers from West Java, brought four demands. The first demand is to reject the increase in the price of fuel oil (BBM).

“Secondly, stabilizing the price increase in the price of basic commodities because the increase is no longer reasonable. Third, unconditionally revoke the Omnibus Law by issuing a Perpu or a labor cluster,” said Ajat Sudrajat, Coordinator of the 1001 United Labor Union Alliance.

“Fourth, we ask to stop the revision of the Criminal Code Bill which is being discussed in the DPR RI because it does not really care about the labor unions and society,” he continued.

Previously, Indonesian President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) announced an increase in the price of Pertalite, Solar and Pertamax fuel types on Saturday (3/9) at 13.30 WIB.

The price of Pertalite which was originally Rp. 7,650 per liter to Rp. 10,000 per liter, Solar increased from Rp. 5,150 per liter to Rp. 6,800 per liter, and Pertamax increased from Rp. 12,500 per liter to Rp. 14,500 per liter.

The government’s decision to increase fuel prices received a negative response from the public. Demonstrations have also sprung up in a number of cities in Indonesia against the decision.

(frl/isn)

[Gambas:Video CNN]


The article is in Indonesian

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