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Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Indonesians have new symbol for injustice: Sandals - straitstimes , Singapore -


Indonesian children bring pairs of sandals at the office of Indonesian Commission for Child Protection in Jakarta, Indonesia, Tuesday, Jan 3, 2012, to help protest for a 15-year-old boy who is being prosecuted for lifting an old pair of sandals in Central Sulawesi province. -- PHOTO: AP
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesians have found a new symbol for their growing frustration at uneven justice in this young, democratic nation: cheap, worn-out flip-flops.
They have been dropping them off at police stations throughout the country to express outrage over the arrest and trial of a 15-year-old boy for lifting an old pair of white sandals outside a boarding house used by police in northern Indonesia.
The teen - who was later interrogated and badly beaten by three of the officers in the Central Sulawesi provincial capital of Palu - faces up to five years in prison.
Thousands of people have dropped off their old shoes at police stations in recent days as a form of protest.

source:http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STIStory_751344.html

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