Activists protest in front of Myanmar Embassy in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Indonesian Activists Stage Protest to Show Solidarity to Myanmar People

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

FEBRUARY 06, 2021

Jakarta. Protesters from Leaders and Organizers of Community Organizations in Asia (Locoa) have held a demonstration to show solidarity due to the loss of democracy in Myanmar at the Myanmar Embassy building in Central Jakarta on Friday. 

Protesters gathered in front of the embassy at 10.00 a.m., bringing posters and placard that reads sympathy to bring back justice and civil rights in Myanmar. They also demanded that the Myanmar Embassy in Indonesia relay their message to Myanmar's military junta to return the civilians' power immediately. 

The protesters joined a global outrage condemning the bloodless coup d'état on Feb 1, led by Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Min Aung Hlaing, that ended the country's civilian rule. 

The military seized power and put elected officials, including State Counselor Aung Saan Suu Kyi, under house arrest, on the pretext of election fraud. Many activists, religious leaders, and writers were also arrested and charged in the follow-ups. The Myanmar military has also cut off internet connections and barred social media.

Protester hit an empty cans as a cultural act of solidarity to people of Myanmar in front of Myanmar Embassy in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protester hit an empty cans as a cultural act of solidarity to people of Myanmar in front of the Myanmar Embassy building in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters carry a banner during protest in front of Myanmar Embassy in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters carry a banner during protest in front of the Myanmar Embassy building in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protester holds a pigeon as a symbol of peace during protest in front of Myanmar Embassy in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protester holds a pigeon as a symbol of peace during protest in front of the Myanmar Embassy office in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protester releases pigeon as symbol of freedom during protest in front of Myanmar Embassy in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester releases pigeon as symbol of freedom during protest in front of the Myanmar Embassy building in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester gives oration during protest in front of Myanmar Embassy in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester gives a speech during a protest in front of the Myanmar Embassy building in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two protesters hit an empty can during protest in front of Myanmar Embassy in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two protesters hit empty cans during a protest in front of the Myanmar Embassy building in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protester wearing placard that reads restore people human right of Myanmar people in front of Myanmar Embassy in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester puts on a placard that reads restore Myanmar people's right during a protest in front of the Myanmar Embassy building in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protester carry placard during protest in front of Myanmar Embassy in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester hangs a placard out of a car during a protest in front of the Myanmar Embassy building in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian police personnel stand on guard in front of Myanmar Embassy in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian police personnel stand on guard in front of the Myanmar Embassy building in Central Jakarta on Feb, 5, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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