Violent protests escalated throughout Indonesia, Thursday, October 8, over a new law that rallying students and workers say will cripple labor rights and harm the environment.
The Job Creation Law, approved by parliament Monday, is expected to substantially change Indonesia’s labor system and natural resource management.
Demonstrators argue the law will reduce severance pay, remove restrictions on foreign workers, increase outsourcing and convert monthly salaries to hourly wages.
Police arrested 209 people during two days of violent protests.(AP)