KASBI Protest Against SBY

(Foto: Rizki Diputra/Okezone)

The Kongres Aliansi Serikat Buruh Indonesia (KASBI – Congress of the Alliance of Indonesian Labor Unions) brought the bacon, or this case a paper pig head, to their anti-SBY protest in Jakarta yesterday, while chanting that the president and vice-president are neoliberal lackeys.  The leader of the protest said the administration has cared more about development projects than the well being of workers and has allowed mass layoffs and outsourcing.

The use of the pig head may not seem like a newsworthy element of the protest, but the police have banned the use of animals in protests, after SBY took offense to being compared to a water buffalo (“big, lazy, and stupid”) during protests in February.

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