Indonesia: Greenpeace Mannequins Join Protest Against Controversial Omnibus Bills

JAKARTA : Greenpeace activists installed dozens of mannequins in front of the House of Representatives during a protest against the pro-corporation omnibus bills currently being deliberated by lawmakers on Monday.

A policeman guards the Greenpeace mannequins in front of the House of Representatives in Jakarta on Monday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Rights activists have been demanding that the lawmakers reject the controversial bills, which they say are too lenient on corporations.

Greenpeace Indonesia’s Forest Campaigners say the investment-oriented bills are a great threat to the environment.

Recently, when everyone’s attention was focused on the coronavirus pandemic, the House quietly approved revisions to the Mining Law that failed to incorporate objections from environmentalists and indigenous people whose lives are threatened by mining activities.

Greenpeace demanded that the House reject all bills that favor the extractive industry – including mining and plantation -for threatening environmental sustainability and indigenous people and paying scant attention to human rights.

An activist sprays mannequin with disinfectant during protest in front of House of Representative building at Central Jakarta on Monday (29/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A Greenpeace activist disinfects the mannequins before the protest. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A placard with a message Covid-19 negative, Mining law positive in front of   the House of Representatives in Central Jakarta on Monday (29/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A broken mannequin lies on the asphalt. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A mannequin carries a placard that said no economy on a dead planet during protest in front of House of Representative building at Central Jakarta on Monday (29/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Activists put the mannequins in their place. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An activist demanding fair work condition during protest in front of House of Representative building at Central Jakarta on Monday (29/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A poster parodies President Jokowi’s ‘Work, work, work’ (‘Kerja, kerja, kerja’) catchphrase. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A mannequin carries a placard with a message to say no to omnibus law during protest in front of House of Representative building at Central Jakarta on Monday (29/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Say no to Omnibus Law. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
An activis brings a mannequin with a placard protesting about fair work condition for medical worker during protest in front of House of Representative building at Central Jakarta on Monday (29/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
‘Protect health workers, not the oligarchy,’ the poster says. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Goverment is not a coorporation said the placard during protest in front of House of Representative building at Central Jakarta on Monday (29/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
‘People help each other, while the government helps out corporations,’ says the poster. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Greenpeace activists put a placard that reads #atasi virus cabut omnibus law during protest in front of House of Representative building at Central Jakarta on Monday (29/06). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The Greenpeace mannequins in front of the House of Representatives. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

BY : YUDHA BASKORO – JAKARTA GLOBE

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