Indonesian students protest against Obama’s visit

November 9th, 2010 - 12:43 pm ICT by IANS  

Barack Obama Jakarta, Nov 9 (IANS) A number of student groups in Indonesia have staged demonstrations to protest US President Barack Obama’s visit to the country, demanding that the government should stop bowing to America’s foreign policies.

A group of students from University of Indonesia (UI) held a protest Monday on the campus premises, opposing Obama’s visit, Xinhua reported.

Obama, who is on a 10-day Asian trip, Tuesday left for Indonesia after a four-day visit to India.

The protesters who burned down the US flag called on the government to uphold the country’s dignity and stop bowing to US government foreign policies.

“Indonesian government seems like dead already. It always bows to US policies,” one of the students shouted during the protest that was held here.

The UI campus is listed as one of the places Obama will visit during his two-day visit to Indonesia.

Another group joined by hundreds of students, called themselves as Student Movement for Freedom, staged a protest in front of US embassy in Jakarta Friday last week.

They opposed the visit of the president of the country they regarded “a new colonialist”, the report said.

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