(Bloomberg) — Indonesia’s police detained thousands of protesters against the newly passed omnibus law, according to state news agency Antara, amid concern the gatherings could worsen the virus outbreak.
Students and workers held strikes and demonstrations across the country this week to reject the new law aimed at cutting red tape to boost investments, saying the bill would erode labor rights and environmental protection. President Joko Widodo defended the bill, saying the protests were fueled by “disinformation.”
Protestors throw rocks at a burning bus station in the city center in Jakarta, Indonesia on Oct. 8.
Photographer: Ed Wray/Getty Images
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Of the 3,862 people detained, 145 tested positive for the coronavirus, Antara reported, citing police spokesman Argo Yuwono.
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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