A huge labour demonstration combined with torrential rush-hour rains to bring Jakarta’s notorious traffic to a standstill on Wednesday.
Residents make their way through a flooded street after heavy rain, in the main business district in Jakarta yesterday. Photo: EPA/MAST IRHAM
Thousands of demonstrators from the Indonesia Metal Workers Federation marched through the centre of the city from the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle to the State Palace, forcing traffic police to arrange a detour, the Jakarta Post reported.
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