Student and worker groups protest fuel price hike near Horse Monument

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Demonstration near the Horse Statue. (IO/Ronald)

Jakarta, IO – Group of protesters comprising vocational school students, university students and workers stages a demonstration against the increase of fuel price near the Arjuna Horse Statue in Central Jakarta, Tuesday (13/9).

Based on field monitoring, their number continues to swell by 4 pm WIB, the masses continued to arrive. Several members from the SAPMA Pemuda Pancasila even burned tires in front of barbed wire fence that had been erected by the police.

Flame and thick black smoke can be seen rising from the protest site and fiery speeches were broadcast from the command car. They also waved banners to express their demands, from lowering fuel prices to asking President Joko Widodo to step down.