Indonesian lawmakers on Monday approved a revised budget in a move that paves the way for the first hike in fuel prices since 2008 amid nationwide protests against the measure.
Indonesian demonstrators burn tyres outside parliament in Jakarta during protests against plans to raise the price of fuel on June 17, 2013. Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at stone-throwing protesters in Indonesia, as thousands demonstrated nationwide against the government's plan to increase fuel prices.
As masked protesters hurling Molotov cocktails clashed with police outside the national parliament in Jakarta, lawmakers inside voted 338 to 181 in favour of the state budget following more than 10 hours of debates.
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