Student protest in Makassar to reject three-term presidency turns violent

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Student protesters in Makassar seized a container truck. (Source: detikSulsel/Muh Ishak Agus)

Makassar, IO – Student demonstrations against three-term presidency in Makassar ended in chaos on Thursday (7/4). Protesters turned violent and blocked roads, causing severe traffic jams around the end of fasting. Police officers tried to disperse them through persuasion.

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“We reject elections postponement and presidential term extension and are evaluating the supervisory function of the House,” said field coordinator Sukirman S Doturu.

They also decried recent increase in fuel prices and scarcity of cooking oil that has brought pain to ordinary folks.