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Members of trade unions, farmers, fishermen, temporary teachers and domestic workers protested in front of the parliament building in Jakarta and provincial governors' offices against the fuel price increase of 30 percent in the country of 270 million people that was announced by President Joko Widodo on September 3.

September 06, 2022 / 04:58 PM IST
Thousands of people in Indonesia rallied on September 6 demanding the government cancel fuel price hikes, a politically sensitive issue that has triggered past unrest. Police were deployed across Jakarta, many guarding petrol stations, fearing they could become targets of mounting anger over a price increase that unions say will hurt workers and the urban poor the most. (Image: AP)
Thousands of people in Indonesia rallied on September 6 demanding the government cancel fuel price hikes, a politically sensitive issue that has triggered past unrest. Police were deployed across Jakarta, many guarding petrol stations, fearing they could become targets of mounting anger over a price increase that unions say will hurt workers and the urban poor the most. (Image: AP)
Members of trade unions, farmers, fishermen, temporary teachers and domestic workers protested in front of the parliament building in Jakarta and provincial governors' offices against the fuel price increase of 30 percent in the country of 270 million people that was announced by President Joko Widodo on September 3. (Image: AFP)
Members of trade unions, farmers, fishermen, temporary teachers and domestic workers protested in front of the parliament building in Jakarta and provincial governors' offices against the fuel price increase of 30 percent in the country of 270 million people that was announced by President Joko Widodo on September 3. (Image: AFP)
He said it was his last option as the country’s energy subsidy had tripled this year to 502 trillion rupiah ($34 billion) from its original budget, triggered by rising global prices of oil and gas. (Image: AP)
He said it was his last option as the country’s energy subsidy had tripled this year to 502 trillion rupiah ($34 billion) from its original budget, triggered by rising global prices of oil and gas. (Image: AP)
The rally also demanded an increase in the minimum wage next year, said Said Iqbal, the president of the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions. He said that the protest in Jakarta and 25 provinces was only the beginning and will go on until December. The workers are also considering a national strike unless their demands are met. (Image: AP)
The rally also demanded an increase in the minimum wage next year, said Said Iqbal, the president of the Confederation of Indonesian Trade Unions. He said that the protest in Jakarta and 25 provinces was only the beginning and will go on until December. The workers are also considering a national strike unless their demands are met. (Image: AP)
The hike — the first in eight years — raised the price of gasoline from about 51 cents to 67 cents per liter and diesel fuel from 35 cents to 46 cents. (Image: AFP)
The hike — the first in eight years — raised the price of gasoline from about 51 cents to 67 cents per liter and diesel fuel from 35 cents to 46 cents. (Image: AFP)
In Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi provinces, dozens of students who rallied on September 5 and September 6 said the increase will burden especially the most vulnerable who have not fully recovered from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Image: AP)
In Makassar, the capital of South Sulawesi provinces, dozens of students who rallied on September 5 and September 6 said the increase will burden especially the most vulnerable who have not fully recovered from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. (Image: AP)
The government has subsidized fuel for decades in Indonesia, the vast archipelago nation of more than 270 million people. Past increases in the price of fuel and other goods have triggered student protests and in 1998, mass riots that helped topple longtime dictator Suharto. (Image: AP) (With inputs from agencies)
The government has subsidized fuel for decades in Indonesia, the vast archipelago nation of more than 270 million people. Past increases in the price of fuel and other goods have triggered student protests and in 1998 mass riots erupted that toppled longtime dictator Suharto. (Image: AP) (With inputs from agencies)
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first published: Sep 6, 2022 04:58 pm
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