Police Detain Activists Burning Pictures of President
Thursday, 04 December, 2008 | 11:37 WIB
TEMPO Interactive, Yogyakarta:The police have detained two activists from the
Unified People Coalition (KRB) for allegedly burning flyers with pictures of
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Vice President Jusuf Kalla at the State
The two, Andi Permana and Asibun Aliya, were accused of waving anti-government
banners. "We are still questioning them," said Yogyakarta Police Commissioner
Pitoyo Agung Yuwono, adding that the police also confiscated flyers and banners
condemning the government.
KRB coordinator Arif Brahman explained that the demonstration carried out by 50
students, NGOs, and workers are demanding that the President withdraw the
ratified four-ministerial decree. "We want the police to release our friends,"