Protests turn violent as Indonesians oppose new labor law

SourceArab News
SectorEconomy
CountryMiddle east

Protests turn violent as Indonesians oppose new labor law Protests turn violent as Indonesians oppose new labor law Workers and students rallied across the country for the third consecutive day. (AFP) Short Url Follow @arabnews Protests turn violent as Indonesians oppose new labor law Violence erupted in several provinces, especially in Jakarta during a rally near the presidential palace, where police fired tear gas, injuring dozens Officials argue the law will encourage investment and help Indonesia anticipate changes brought by the automation of traditional industrial practices Updated 08 October 2020 Follow @arabnews JAKARTA: Protests in Indonesia turned violent on Thursday as workers and students rallied across the country for the third consecutive day against a controversial law that they say will erode workers’ protections, trigger job insecurity and destroy the environment. Hundreds of people have been arrested across the country. The ...read more...