Trisakti University students commemorate 24th anniversary of May 12 tragedy

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Trisakti University students held a demonstration to commemorate May 12 tragedy. (IO/Aslam Iqbal)

Jakarta, IO – A number of Trisakti University students held demonstration at the Horse Statue monument in Jakarta on Thursday (12/5). Dressed in black, they held hands while giving speeches despite heavy rain.

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This action was held to commemorate the Trisakti tragedy that occurred on May 12, 1999. At that time, four Trisakti students were shot dead by the police, sparking public anger and wider pro-democracy protests that led to the end of New Order. (Aslam Iqbal)