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Indonesia: Activists rail at Saudi abuse of migrants as King Salman tours Jakarta02:18

Indonesia: Activists rail at Saudi abuse of migrants as King Salman tours Jakarta

Indonesia, Jakarta
March 2, 2017 at 13:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Protests rallied outside the Saudi embassy in Jakarta on the second day of Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud’s state visit, Thursday, to decry violence against Indonesian migrant workers in the Gulf Arab country.

Protesters, many of whom belong to organisations such as the Indonesian Migrant Workers Union, the Big Family of Indonesian Migrant Workers of Legal aid Jakarta, and Legal aid of Association of Indonesian Women for Justice, held placards and umbrellas reading “World Peace” and “Stop Violence.” At least one arrest was made.

The protest took place on the same day that the Saudi king visited Indonesia’s House of Representatives building.

King Salman - the first Saudi monarch to visit Indonesia in 47 years - will stay nine days, with an entourage of around 1,500 people, including princes, ministers and entrepreneurs.

Indonesia: Activists rail at Saudi abuse of migrants as King Salman tours Jakarta02:18
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Protests rallied outside the Saudi embassy in Jakarta on the second day of Saudi Arabian King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud’s state visit, Thursday, to decry violence against Indonesian migrant workers in the Gulf Arab country.

Protesters, many of whom belong to organisations such as the Indonesian Migrant Workers Union, the Big Family of Indonesian Migrant Workers of Legal aid Jakarta, and Legal aid of Association of Indonesian Women for Justice, held placards and umbrellas reading “World Peace” and “Stop Violence.” At least one arrest was made.

The protest took place on the same day that the Saudi king visited Indonesia’s House of Representatives building.

King Salman - the first Saudi monarch to visit Indonesia in 47 years - will stay nine days, with an entourage of around 1,500 people, including princes, ministers and entrepreneurs.

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