The Jakarta Post is reporting thousands of workers protesting the China-ASEAN Free Trade Agreement in Surabaya and Semarang. In Semarang, Central Java the Provincial Legislative Assembly deputy speaker Bambang Sadono met the protesters and announced that the Governor would send a letter to the central government asking for a postponement of the agreement.
[Update]: Tempointeraktif.com has a similar report on the protest in Semarang. Here’s a quote from protest coordinator, Nanang Setiyono:
For developed countries like China free trade is a profitable system but for the weak domestic economy, it will beat the small industries. This is a death bell for Indonesian workers