Indonesia Is in the Middle of a New Protest Wave

BY ALEX DE JONG Indonesia’s new Omnibus Law was passed earlier this month, enacting a major series of counterreforms to workers’ rights and the environment. In protest, tens of thousands of workers went on strike, and in dozens of cities, students took to the streets. In recent weeks, Indonesia has seen a wave of mass protests and workers’ strikes in response to the government’s new so-called Omnibus Law — the collection of amendments to existing laws that are set to strip rights from workers and undermine environmental standards. Over nine…

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