|The death appeared to mark the first fatality in days of street battles across|
Indonesia (AFP Photo/STR)
An Indonesian student died Thursday as thousands hit the streets nationwide in a wave of opposition to a major overhaul of the country's criminal code and a bid to weaken its anti-corruption agency, police said.
Hundreds have been injured in the protests against a major overhaul of
the country's criminal code (AFP Photo/Juni Kriswanto)
"None of our officers carried live bullets... or even rubber bullets," he added.
The demonstrations across the archipelago are among the biggest since mass
street protests in 1998 brought down the three-decade Suharto dictatorship
(AFP Photo/CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN)
And, on Thursday, President Joko Widodo appeared to backtrack on plans to press ahead with the anti-corruption agency law, saying he would consider revising it.
Students have issued a list of demands including scrapping some of the
criminal-code changes (AFP Photo/Bahauddin Raja BASO)
Students have issued a list of demands including scrapping some of the criminal-code changes, withdrawing troops from Indonesia's restive Papua region, and halting forest fires in Sumatra and Borneo that have unleashed toxic haze across Southeast Asia.