Indonesia : Another eviction took place in Jakarta


Taman BMW Eviction

On 24 August 2008, another eviction was taken place in Taman BMW(Central Park) located in Sunter and Papanggo sub district in Tangjung Priok district, North Jakarta. The eviction was carried out by 5000 troops consist of Jakarta Public Order Officer (Satpol PP) and convoyed by the police officer. The troops equipped with hard tools managed to evict 6000 poor people who has live there, on the land sized 26,5 hectares, for the last 3 years.

The people who live there are mostly those who have evicted on series eviction executed by Jakarta’s Government on the last 2 years. On this eviction, people put a fight toward the public order officer yet they eventually have to yield due to the huge number of the officer.

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