A rioter fights a policeman as a riot breaks out in Palmerah, West Jakarta on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Riot Breaks Out in West Jakarta as Police Ban Protest Against Omnibus Law

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

OCTOBER 08, 2020

Jakarta. A riot has broken out in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta, on Wednesday, following a series of nationwide protests against the House of Representatives' decision to pass the Job Creation Law on Monday. 

Angry mob damaged a police detention car after carrying out a cat-and-mouse action with the police. Police personnel fired tear gas while the mob showering them with stones. The riot caused traffic along Jalan Pejompongan Raya to stop.

The riot began at noon after the police detained 15 peoples from a group of protesters who claimed they wanted to demonstrate in front of the national legislative building in Senayan, Central Jakarta. The protesters threw rocks at the Pejompongan polices station from their hiding positions behind a railroad tracks nearby.  

Earlier, Jakarta police have announced that they would not issue any demonstration permit, arguing such an event during the Covid-19 pandemic could accelerate the disease' spread. 

Police personnels arrest a rioter who held a protest march in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta on (07/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two policemen catch rioters who try to escape a protest march in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A rioters throw stones to police barricade during a riot in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta on (07/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Rioters throw stones at police barricades during a riot in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The rioters damaged a police car during the riot in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta on (07/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The rioters damaged a police car during the riot in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A police personnel using a bamboo stick to fight the rioters in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta on (07/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Police personnel uses a bamboo stick to fend off the rioters in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Pejompongan raya resident watch the riot from their home in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta on (07/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Pejompongan raya resident watch the riot from their home in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man carries a stone during riot in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta on (07/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A teenager carries a stone during a riot in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Police personnels using a bamboo stick fight rioters in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta on (07/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Police officers use bamboo sticks to fight rioters in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Angry mob carrying out a cat-and-mouse action with the police during riot in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta on Wednesday (07/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
On Wednesday, the angry mob employs hit-and-run tactics in their clash with the police during a riot in Jalan Pejompongan Raya, Palmerah, West Jakarta. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Police personnels are waiting for rioters to come at a railway road in Pejompongan, Palmerah, West Jakarta on Wednesday (07/10). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Nine policemen wait for rioters at a railway track in Pejompongan, Palmerah, West Jakarta, on Wednesday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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