The Student Alliance’s Resistance
A group of students worked hand in hand helping their peers during the September protests. Some were threatened with expulsion by their schools.
AFTER protesting at the House of Representatives complex on September 25, Zurullah evacuated to the Palmerah Station, South Jakarta. The night air at locations where protestors clashed with the police stung his eyes, as the result of tear gas. Nearing 11pm, the 12th grader at the Vocational Secondary School (SMK) 57, Bekasi, West Java, was ready to leave Jakarta. “But I had no money,” said Zurullah, 17, in mid-December.