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Protests spread in Indonesia over polarizing jobs law

Demonstrators throw a bicycle into a burning bus station during a protest against the government's labor reforms  Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Dhemas Reviyanto/ via REUTERS

Demonstrators throw a bicycle into a burning bus station during a protest against the government's labor reforms Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Dhemas Reviyanto/ via REUTERS

Demonstrators throw a bicycle into a burning bus station during a protest against the government's labor reforms Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Dhemas Reviyanto/ via REUTERS
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A demonstrator gets sprayed by a water canon during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Fauzan/ via REUTERS

A demonstrator gets sprayed by a water canon during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Fauzan/ via REUTERS

A demonstrator gets sprayed by a water canon during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Tangerang, on the outskirts of Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Fauzan/ via REUTERS
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Broken glass on a Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) station is pictured after a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Dhemas Reviyanto/ via REUTERS

Broken glass on a Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) station is pictured after a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Dhemas Reviyanto/ via REUTERS

Broken glass on a Mass Rapid Transport (MRT) station is pictured after a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Dhemas Reviyanto/ via REUTERS
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Demonstrators are seen as they clash with police near National Monument complex (Monas) during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Galih Pradipta/ via REUTERS

Demonstrators are seen as they clash with police near National Monument complex (Monas) during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Galih Pradipta/ via REUTERS

Demonstrators are seen as they clash with police near National Monument complex (Monas) during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Galih Pradipta/ via REUTERS
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A demonstrator raises an Indonesian flag during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Dhemas Reviyanto/ via REUTERS

A demonstrator raises an Indonesian flag during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Dhemas Reviyanto/ via REUTERS

A demonstrator raises an Indonesian flag during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Dhemas Reviyanto/ via REUTERS
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Demonstrators set on fire a police station during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan    

Demonstrators set on fire a police station during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan    

Demonstrators set on fire a police station during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan    
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Plainclothes police officers detain a student-demonstrator during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Palu, Central Sulawesi province, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Basri Marzuki/ via REUTERS

Plainclothes police officers detain a student-demonstrator during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Palu, Central Sulawesi province, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Basri Marzuki/ via REUTERS

Plainclothes police officers detain a student-demonstrator during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Palu, Central Sulawesi province, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Basri Marzuki/ via REUTERS
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A demonstrator stands for pictures in front of a burning police station in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Galih Pradipta/ via REUTERS

A demonstrator stands for pictures in front of a burning police station in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Galih Pradipta/ via REUTERS

A demonstrator stands for pictures in front of a burning police station in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Galih Pradipta/ via REUTERS
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Riot police officers stand in formation during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Riot police officers stand in formation during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Riot police officers stand in formation during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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Demonstrators run near a burning bus station during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Dhemas Reviyanto/ via REUTERS

Demonstrators run near a burning bus station during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Dhemas Reviyanto/ via REUTERS

Demonstrators run near a burning bus station during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8.  Antara Foto/Dhemas Reviyanto/ via REUTERS
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Tear gas canisters are pictured after a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan  

Tear gas canisters are pictured after a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan  

Tear gas canisters are pictured after a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan  
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A traditional drink vendor reacts as she passes a burned police station near the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 9. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan  

A traditional drink vendor reacts as she passes a burned police station near the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 9. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan  

A traditional drink vendor reacts as she passes a burned police station near the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 9. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan  
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A demonstrator throws a bench toward a burning police station during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in a controversial "jobs creation" bill in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

A demonstrator throws a bench toward a burning police station during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in a controversial "jobs creation" bill in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

A demonstrator throws a bench toward a burning police station during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in a controversial "jobs creation" bill in Jakarta, Indonesia, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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Clashes between demonstrators and officers following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8.  REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

Clashes between demonstrators and officers following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

Clashes between demonstrators and officers following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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A demonstrator sits on a chair in front of a burning police station in Jakarta, October 8. The “omnibus” jobs creation bill, passed into law on Monday, has seen thousands of people in Southeast Asia’s largest economy take to the streets in protest against legislation they say undermines labour rights and weakens environmental protections.     REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

A demonstrator sits on a chair in front of a burning police station in Jakarta, October 8. The “omnibus” jobs creation bill, passed into law on Monday, has seen thousands of people in Southeast Asia’s largest economy take to the streets in protest...more

A demonstrator sits on a chair in front of a burning police station in Jakarta, October 8. The “omnibus” jobs creation bill, passed into law on Monday, has seen thousands of people in Southeast Asia’s largest economy take to the streets in protest against legislation they say undermines labour rights and weakens environmental protections. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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Demonstrators cover an elderly woman during clashes with police in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Demonstrators cover an elderly woman during clashes with police in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Demonstrators cover an elderly woman during clashes with police in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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Riot police officers during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8.   REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

Riot police officers during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

Riot police officers during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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A demonstrator has his face splashed with water during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8.   REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

A demonstrator has his face splashed with water during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

A demonstrator has his face splashed with water during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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Riot police officers are seen during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

Riot police officers are seen during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

Riot police officers are seen during a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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A demonstrator holds an Indonesian flag as he gestures in front of police officers during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8.   REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan  

A demonstrator holds an Indonesian flag as he gestures in front of police officers during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan  

A demonstrator holds an Indonesian flag as he gestures in front of police officers during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan  
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Riot police officers fire tear gas following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8.      REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

Riot police officers fire tear gas following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

Riot police officers fire tear gas following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against the government's proposed labour reforms in Jakarta,  October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against the government's proposed labour reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against the government's proposed labour reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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A riot police officer fires tear gas following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Semarang, Central Java Province, Indonesia, October 7.   Antara Foto/Aji Styawan/via REUTERS  

A riot police officer fires tear gas following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Semarang, Central Java Province, Indonesia, October 7. Antara Foto/Aji Styawan/via REUTERS  

A riot police officer fires tear gas following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Semarang, Central Java Province, Indonesia, October 7. Antara Foto/Aji Styawan/via REUTERS  
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Riot police officers fire tear gas following a protest against the government's labor reforms bill outside Regional People's Representative Assembly building in Bandung, West Java Province, October 7.     Antara Foto/Novrian Arbi/via REUTERS

Riot police officers fire tear gas following a protest against the government's labor reforms bill outside Regional People's Representative Assembly building in Bandung, West Java Province, October 7. Antara Foto/Novrian Arbi/via REUTERS

Riot police officers fire tear gas following a protest against the government's labor reforms bill outside Regional People's Representative Assembly building in Bandung, West Java Province, October 7. Antara Foto/Novrian Arbi/via REUTERS
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Demonstrators are seen among tear gas during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in  Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Demonstrators are seen among tear gas during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Demonstrators are seen among tear gas during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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A riot police officer fires tear gas following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8.     REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

A riot police officer fires tear gas following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

A riot police officer fires tear gas following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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Demonstrators clash with police officers following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

Demonstrators clash with police officers following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana

Demonstrators clash with police officers following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Ajeng Dinar Ulfiana
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Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan

Demonstrators clash with police during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in Jakarta, October 8. REUTERS/Willy Kurniawan
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Demonstrators clash with police officers following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Banyumas, Central Java Province, Indonesia, October 7.  
  Antara Foto/Idhad Zakaria

Demonstrators clash with police officers following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Banyumas, Central Java Province, Indonesia, October 7. Antara Foto/Idhad Zakaria

Demonstrators clash with police officers following a protest against the government's labor reforms in Banyumas, Central Java Province, Indonesia, October 7. Antara Foto/Idhad Zakaria
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A Molotov cocktail is thrown at the police during a protest against the government's labor reforms outside Regional People's Representative Assembly building in Bandung, West Java Province, Indonesia, October 7.    Antara Foto/Novrian Arb

A Molotov cocktail is thrown at the police during a protest against the government's labor reforms outside Regional People's Representative Assembly building in Bandung, West Java Province, Indonesia, October 7. Antara Foto/Novrian Arb

A Molotov cocktail is thrown at the police during a protest against the government's labor reforms outside Regional People's Representative Assembly building in Bandung, West Java Province, Indonesia, October 7. Antara Foto/Novrian Arb
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Demonstrators clash with police officers following a protest against the government's labor reforms outside Regional People's Representative Assembly building in Semarang, Central Java Province, Indonesia, October 7. Antara Foto/Aji Styawan/via REUTERS  

Demonstrators clash with police officers following a protest against the government's labor reforms outside Regional People's Representative Assembly building in Semarang, Central Java Province, Indonesia, October 7. Antara Foto/Aji Styawan/via...more

Demonstrators clash with police officers following a protest against the government's labor reforms outside Regional People's Representative Assembly building in Semarang, Central Java Province, Indonesia, October 7. Antara Foto/Aji Styawan/via REUTERS  
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A demonstrator clashes with a barricade of police officers during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms outside the Regional Parliament building in Bandung, West Java province, Indonesia, October 6.  
  Antara Foto/Arie Nugraha/ via REUTERS

A demonstrator clashes with a barricade of police officers during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms outside the Regional Parliament building in Bandung, West Java province, Indonesia, October 6.  Antara Foto/Arie...more

A demonstrator clashes with a barricade of police officers during a protest against the government's proposed labor reforms outside the Regional Parliament building in Bandung, West Java province, Indonesia, October 6.  Antara Foto/Arie Nugraha/ via REUTERS
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A university student protests against the government's proposed labor reforms in Makassar, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, October 6.     Antara Foto/Abriawan Abhe/via REUTERS

A university student protests against the government's proposed labor reforms in Makassar, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, October 6. Antara Foto/Abriawan Abhe/via REUTERS

A university student protests against the government's proposed labor reforms in Makassar, South Sulawesi Province, Indonesia, October 6. Antara Foto/Abriawan Abhe/via REUTERS
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Demonstrators protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in front of the Regional People's Representative Assembly building in Bandung, West Java Province, Indonesia, October 6.   Antara Foto/Arie Nugraha

Demonstrators protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in front of the Regional People's Representative Assembly building in Bandung, West Java Province, Indonesia, October 6. Antara Foto/Arie Nugraha

Demonstrators protest against the government's proposed labor reforms in front of the Regional People's Representative Assembly building in Bandung, West Java Province, Indonesia, October 6. Antara Foto/Arie Nugraha
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