By Agustinus Beo Da Costa
JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesian police arrested 23 protesters in two industrial areas of Java island, using tear gas and water cannon as thousands across the country demonstrated against a new jobs law that critics say weakens worker rights and environmental regulation.
Edy Sumardi, a police spokesman in Banten on Java island, said on Wednesday that 14 demonstrators had been arrested in the province west of Jakarta during protests on Tuesday that continued into the evening.
Another police spokesman, Erdi Adrimulan Chaniago, said a further nine had been arrested in the city of Bandung, West Java. He said authorities would monitor factories and university campuses in case of further demonstrations.
The sweeping new legislation, passed into law by parliament on Monday, has been championed by the government of President Joko Widodo as key to boosting the competitiveness of Southeast Asia’s largest economy, hit hard by the
The Louisville Jefferson County Democratic Party called for an investigation into Attica Scott’s arrest
After being arrested on Thursday along with a group of demonstrators, Rep. Attica Scott, the lawmaker who introduced a police reform bill known as “Breonna’s Law” was back on the streets with protestors on Friday.
Scott’s proposed bill would require police to use body cameras when serving warrants, as well as knocking and verbally announcing themselves during raids.
Attica Scott, the lone black woman in Kentucky’s state legislature & author of “Breonna’s Law” (ban no-knock warrants) arrested in #Louisville & charged with riot in 1st degree; Class D felony.
If convicted she would lose her right to vote & hold office.#RememberAttica
— ͏Postcards4USA (@postcards4USA) September 25, 2020
After the state attorney general announced Wednesday that no charges would be brought against police for the murder of Breonna Taylor, Rep. Scott joined
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The state lawmaker behind a police reform bill known as “Breonna’s Law” was back on the streets with protesters Friday after being arrested with a group of demonstrators the previous night.
Rep. Attica Scott, D-Frankfort, joined a few hundred others downtown for the third night of demonstrations after the state attorney general announced Wednesday that no charges would be brought against police for the killing of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman who was asleep in her home when officers came to her door.
“Every day this week, the numbers have grown, especially after the unjust arrests this week,” Scott said Friday, referring to the arrests of herself and others. “It’s beautiful, it’s amazing and it’s what we’ve been pushing for months now: love, community and solidarity.”