Indonesia: demonstration disbanded by the policeEvent
- Initial Date
- Dec 6, 2022
- Event Description
The demonstration against the Criminal Code that was carried out by a coalition of civil society in front of the DPR RI building today, Tuesday (6/12), was dispersed by the police.
In fact, the masses planned to hold demonstrations until the evening.
Based on CNNIndonesia.com's monitoring, the civil society coalition disbanded after receiving warnings from the police twice via loudspeakers.
"Please disperse," said one of the police.
Apart from that, they have also been visited by the police several times and asked for the same thing. The coalition had asked for the action to continue, but the police kept reminding them to disperse.
The coalition also asked the police for time to carry out the Maghrib prayer. The request was granted. However, they still had to disband afterward. Finally they disbanded around 18.45 WIB.
In action, a coalition of civil society set up two tents. The erection of the tent was carried out as a symbol of the action that will be carried out continuously and for a long time.
They admit that they will continue to reject the Criminal Code, which was just passed today. Because, according to them, the Criminal Code still includes several articles that are problematic and threaten civil liberties.
The Jakarta street paralegal and action field coordinator, Dzuhrian Ananda Putra, previously said that the demonstration would be carried out until the evening. This was done at the same time as testing the impact of the new Criminal Code on space for expression. According to him, demonstrations or actions should not be limited.
"We want to say why tenting, camping, camping is a long activity, requires our energy, and we want to say that the community's resistance will be long and will continue," said Dzuhrian.
"The wave was not only yesterday, today, tomorrow, but also because the impact of the new Criminal Code is very clear," he added.
It is known that the DPR RI and the government finally approved the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) to become law at a plenary meeting held at the parliament complex, Tuesday (6/12). Although the RKUHP still contains controversial articles.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Other (e.g. undefined, organisation, community)
- Administrative Harassment
- Rights Concerned
- Freedom of assembly
- Freedom of expression
- Right to Protest
- Community-based HRD
- Monitoring Status
- Event Location
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 6 December 2022, a number of community-based defenders was disbanded by the police when staging a demonstration against the reform to the Criminal Code in Jakarta, Indonesia.