Here are the photos of the student demonstrations related to the government’s plan to deliver the policy of raising fuel prices on 1 April 2012 in Indonesia. The students took to the streets, carrying banners and shouting calls for rejection of the government’s plans. In some areas, the action takes place in a peaceful and orderly. This demonstration took place between March 28 until 30, 2012.
As a frequent demonstrations, riots occurred because the protesters are usually brutal and ‘may’ accidentally become provocateurs to look more exciting demonstrations and adorable. They tried to provoke the other protestors to act in anarchy and vandalism. The students who demonstrated a lot of bait that makes the atmosphere to heat. Peaceful protest turned violent. Destruction of facilities and beatings among students and security forces can not be avoided so that the resulting casualties on both sides.
The security forces posing as ordinary people such as vendors peddlers, street cleaners, builders and plainclothes cigarettes were among the victims of stone-throwing. The police brought the victim to get treatment. There is a policeman who was beaten by a mass of protesters, there is also a student who was beaten by the police who should secure the situation. This event is not vengeance, but occurred in several different areas of the island in Indonesia.
Oil tanker carrier also became the target students whose emotions are high and can not think up. Glass tank car was broken down and the driver can not do anything about it. Even the students were planning to overthrow the brutal and burning tanker, the fortunate faculty of the college came and forbade them. Next they return to campus in an orderly manner and let the tank car is to continue the journey. Actually the car was empty because it has completed the task of distributing the oil.
In Sukoharjo, dozens of mass movement calling itself the People’s Unity Sukoharjo held a demonstration to reject the increase in fuel prices around. Mass could even fly the flag at half mast at the Office of the Parliament. To attract the attention of residents, demonstration participants from different parts of society with a convoy of motorcycles and bring the tractor as a symbol of farmers’ concerns. Action Field Coordinator, Soni Wahyu, confirmed the promises the government for the welfare of the people had never materialized and a lie. What happened, he said, it was becoming rampant poverty.
Chairman of the Parliament Dwi Jatmoko accompanied the three vice-chairman of parliament and a number of other Council members welcomed and immediately joined in the crowd. Responding to calls for protesters, Dwi Jatmoko said it has sent a letter to the Chairman of the House of Representatives of the workers objected to the planned increase in fuel prices. In the same letter requested the government to revise the rules of the necessities of life survey to improve the welfare of workers.
Not only that, the Chairman of the Parliament also signed the statement contains a denial of rising fuel prices and a temporary public assistance or direct cash transfers as presented in Sukoharjo demonstrators. Satisfied the aspirations expressed in the Office of Parliament, demo participants continued their actions to the Office of Regent and to the City Market Sukoharjo. Despite progress in an orderly and smooth, the action involving the various elements of labor, nongovernmental organizations (NGOs), and students in the City Makmur elements, it still gets heavy police escort.
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono reportedly disappointed with the action of the Chairman of the Parliament and the regent who refused to rise in fuel oil. Finally, the President announced that the rise in oil prices was delayed. Finally, the relieved and pleased with the decision. (Or maybe the President was making a joke related to the 1st of April is usually celebrated as April Fools Day? Hahahaha …) LOL