Indonesian riot police officers fire tear gas during clashes with students following a protest outside the parliament building in Jakarta on September 24. Photo: EPA

In Indonesia, student clashes with police over new laws spark comparisons with Hong Kong

  • Thousands of students have protested against controversial legal changes that would discriminate against minorities, restrict free speech and hamper graft investigations
  • Police have fired tear gas and water cannons at rock-throwing youngsters, and more students warn they will take to the streets until the government gives in to their seven demands
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Indonesian riot police officers fire tear gas during clashes with students following a protest outside the parliament building in Jakarta on September 24. Photo: EPA
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