Nightlife industry workers hold a rally in front of City Hall in Central Jakarta on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Jakarta Nightlife Workers Beg Governor for Business Reopening

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

JULY 21, 2020

Jakarta. Nightclub workers in Jakarta held a rally in front of City Hall in Central Jakarta on Tuesday demanding reopening of their workplaces as they sought to end the purgatory from losing productivity in the last few months. 

They claimed that the temporary closure during the Covid-19 pandemic has hit them hard economically and urged Governor Anies Baswedan to immediately reopen nightclubs in the capital city.
 
Tens of nightclub owners and their workers who attended the rally promised that they will strictly honor the health protocol once the business is allowed to resume.

They also claimed that around 19,000 workers have lost their jobs and income sources since nightclubs were shut as the city began to implement social restrictions in mid-April.

Like many other leisure businesses, nightclubs were among the first to be ordered to shut in the wake of the pandemic, which so far has infected nearly 90,000 people in the country.

The protest ended at noon amid traffic jam resulting from their rally on Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan.

Protesters carry a poster that reads widow need money for living during protest in front of Jakarta City Hall in Central Jakarta on Tuesday (21/07). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Female nightclub workers carry a banner that reads: “We are widows. We need money to survive” during a rally in front of City Hall in Central Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protester wearing mask carries a poster during protest in front of Jakarta City Hall in Central Jakarta on Tuesday (21/07). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters demand Governor Anies Baswedan to allow reopening of nightlife industry during a rally in front of City Hall in Central Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Hundreds of nightclub workers demand the Jakarta Governor, Anies Baswedan to reopen their nightclub during protest in front of Jakarta City Hall in Central Jakarta on Tuesday (21/07). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Entertainment workers bring a banner that reads “We are Ready to Implement the Covid-19 Protocol” as they demand the Jakarta governor to allow them to resume business. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester brings poster during protest in front of Jakarta City Hall in Central Jakarta on Tuesday (21/07). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Entertainment business employers and workers gather in front of City Hall in Central Jakarta to demand resumption of their business. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester dances on a command car during protest in front of Jakarta City Hall in Central Jakarta on Tuesday (21/07). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man dances on top of a vehicle during a rally by nightlife industry workers and employers in front of City Hall in Central Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester wearing white outfit during protest in front of Jakarta City Hall in Central Jakarta on Tuesday (21/07). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman carries a portable fan as she participates in a rally by entertainment industry workers in the heat of the Jakarta sun on Tuesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters bring a poster that reads Large Scale Social Restrictions until 2024 is not problem if you reopen the nightclub during protest in front of Jakarta City Hall in Central Jakarta on Tuesday (21/07). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Entertainment industry workers carry a banner reading that they don’t mind social restrictions being imposed as long as they are allowed to work during a rally in front of City Hall in Central Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A nightclub worker dance during protest in front of Jakarta City Hall in Central Jakarta on Tuesday (21/07). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman gestures during peaceful rally by nightlife industry workers demanding resumption of their business in front of City Hall in Central Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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