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Lampung workers turn Adipura monument into sea of red on May Day

Tribune Lampung - May 1, 2018

Hanif Mustafa, Bandar Lampung – The Adipura Monument in the South Sumatra city of Lampung was suddenly packed with hundreds of protesting works all wearing red.

The workers, who came from the Lampung People's Struggle Centre (PPRL) were holding a peaceful action to commemorate International Labour Day (May Day) on May 1.

Before gathering at the Adipura Monument, the workers held a long-march from Jl. Raden Intan in front of the Ramayana department store to the Adipura Monument.

As they marched, the protesters shouted slogans such as "Viva Workers" and unfurled banners. The rally was tightly guarded by hundreds of police officers.

The demonstrators, calling themselves the PPRL, came from a number of different groups including the National Trade Union Confederation-Primary Industries Trade Union Federation (FSBKU-KSN), the Confederation of United Indonesian Workers-Indonesian Pulp and Paper Trade Union Federation (FSP2KI-KPBI), the Food and Beverage Trade Union Federation (FSBMM), the People's Struggle Committee (KPR), the National Student League for Democracy (LMND), the National Students Front (FMN), the Indonesian Women's Union (SERUNI), the SEBAY Trade Union, the Indonesian People's Union of Struggle (SPRI), the Indonesian Independent Trade Union (SBMI), the Bandar Lampung Legal Aid Foundation (LBH), the Youth Organisations Union of Struggle (KPOP), the Griya Village Market Community Union, the Indonesian Buskers Union (SPI), the Agrarian Reform Movement Alliance (AGRA) and the Lampung University Student Executive Council (BEM).

[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the article was Mendadak tugu Adipura dipenuhi oleh ratusan massa buruh yang menggunakan atribut serba merah.]

Source: http://lampung.tribunnews.com/2018/05/01/may-day-2018-bundaran-tugu-adipura-memerah.

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