Thu, 10 Mar 2005

Students stage hunger strike

BANDUNG: At least 15 students in Bandung have begun a hunger strike on Wednesday, as prolonged street protests against the fuel price hike fall on deaf ears.

Macko, a hunger striker, said that the students would stay on the hunger strike until the government canceled the fuel price increase. The students are staging the hunger strike in tents erected in front of the West Java governor's office, and claim to represent seven student organizations, including the Indonesian National Student Movement (GMNI) and the Indonesian Muslim Student Union (PMII). -- JP