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Fishermen join fuel protests
Jakarta Post - March 27, 2012
The group was comprised of labor unions, interest groups and university students. It included the National Fishermen's Union (SNT), the Indonesian Opposition Front (FORI) and the Indonesian Labor Union (SBSI). Police, who were lined up behind the front gates, estimated that there were about 200 protesters.
Demonstrators began gathering outside the gates at around 10 a.m. before ending at 1:30 p.m. Armed with loudspeakers, they had threatened to tear down the House gates. But at around 1 p.m., a speaker announced that they were going to postpone any further actions until Thursday.
"We will save our energy for now. We will come back in two days and we will tear this place down if the government passes its fuel hikes," said FORI coordinator Anwar Sastro Ma'ruf. No injuries were reported. (png)