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Tens of thousands of Indonesians protest over new labour law

Tens of thousands of student demonstrators have fought with police in the Indonesian capital as they protest against a new labour law.

Police had tried to stop the unrest from spreading to Jakarta by blocking factory workers who planned to take part.

Authorities say demonstrating during the pandemic puts lives at risk – but critics of the law say the government is undermining human rights.

Al Jazeera’s Jessica Washington reports.

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    Please AL Jazeera Report on the ongoing mass movement against the current dictator of Bangladesh and present it to the world.

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    Chaos everywere bro even Middle High School join the Protesting

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    ShithoIe country

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    Pathetic shithoIe with Iow minded citizens they are making others country look stupid

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    it's Cause… Chinese Colonialism 5.0

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    Lets say Goodbye the future..
    Goodbye dreamers..

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    Dewan Penghianat Rakyat

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    I'm from Indonesia thank you

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    Rakyat demo, jae malah kabur.
    Lu pemimpin atau pengecut sih jae?

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    help the world … our country is already filled with corruptors …

  11. Avatar
    Adrivansyah Surya Putra

    You guys argue here your mic will be muted

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    Propaganda aljazera media tteroris😹😆😂

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    Wait till u get to know india's new environmental law, one of the point effectively says that "the company is to report any breach in environmental guidelines, local community people or NGO's will have no say in it.",
    yes u heard it right.

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    Against Omnibus Law✊
    Thanks, Al-Jazeera Keep update ✊

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    Capitalism by oppresing the people but letting coruption grow

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    All govts r terrorist

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    Abang Modar krn Jihader

    Turunkan pinokio..

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    Trying to win business from China whilst there is gap to do so but at the expense of the people

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    It's the same all over the world: the rich must become richer and the poor poorer. And of course covid19 is used to get more control by keeping people scared and stop them from protesting. It's one criminal scam.

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    Riezkamasduqihasan Hasan

    Alhamdulillah Alassalamah
    As Soon Corona Will be A rises to be number 3 After indian

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    Goodbye corona virus

  22. Avatar

    That's what happened when you cheated on election!

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    These stupid parliaments was making a chaos in pandemic situation..it's not about who was wrong and right but these idiotic parliaments such as a killer in the name of published policies . . .on otherside they were barking about corona🤮

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    Pray for indonesia,..

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    Covid : im about to leave this country

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    Disappointing how Politicians worldwide are allowed to destroy and divide human life !

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    Jakarta 50k in 8ball pool games

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    Its the Chinification of the world. In order to compete you have to work like a slave and not complain abt it.

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    Kerja..kerja..kerja…this is regime slogans. The reason of health rich weallth investment, but… In the name of poor labour.

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    Corona virus: oh well, hello there

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    Hidup buruh!!!
    Hidup Rakyat!!!
    Mati pejabat!!!
    DPR Bangsat!!!

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    SLAVERY (now of the poor and powerless) is making a come back globally. Governments and businessmen is trying to acquire all lands of any form (forest, timberland, marine land, undocumented residential lands of the poor) for their personal benefits and not for the nation.

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    Al Jazeera should investigate the many human rights violations by the police in labor demonstrations that are widely exposed on Facebook social media

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    When too many young and stupid generation easy to provoke. They even don't know what they protesting about. This bill intent to create jobs ! Idk wtf wrong's with that?

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    To be honest, as a Malaysian, I truly believe deep in my heart that Indonesia actually has such big potentials on becoming an influential global player at the same par with China, India, and even the US.

    Unlike those countries, Indonesia is a massive but spread across thousands of islands. The country has such rich resources, arable lands, and vast networks of domestic trade either by sea, land or air. Even surprisingly, Indonesians are very patriotic that no matter how different and separated they are, they have a strong sense of unity.

    In terms of international trade, Indonesia has a bigger advantage in terms of manpower, costs and delivery time. They had that opportunity when they gained independence. In fact, around 1960s, Indonesia is still more advanced than Malaysia, Singapore and Brunei as their fellow younger nation brothers of the Malay race.

    Unfortunately, because of the older generations of politicians & the elites’ selfish behaviours for power domination and fast-money lead to unorganised government controls over the administration and development of the country. We Malaysians have such high admiration and respect towards the intellectual figures of Indonesia that we learned about them and their contributions to the Malay World on becoming intellectual citizens that do not depend too much from outsiders.

    Indonesia still has those great people for innovation of Science, Medicine, Engineering and Business Opportunities before but they are all too busy fighting among themselves and too much concern with other stuffs and other nations achievements. They have that great capability but they lost it. Hope you guys can recover faster and keep on fighting for your rights.

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    .."The omnibus law is very good for Indonesia why protest

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    All Governments , Politicians , Businessmen and People in 3rd World Countries SUK! thank god i come to united states alone but yeah there are my communuty livin in several countries they come alone without their families as well i dont need hotels if traveingl in Big Cities 😁

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    As an Indonesian, I can say that this regime is the worst in our history.

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