Mass rallies to call for SBY's resignation

Around 10,000 people grouped under Petition 28 are expected to join in a rally on Thursday, to mark President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s first 100 days in office for his second term, demanding that he step down for his failure to make people prosperous.

Adhie Massardi from the Awakening Indonesia Committee said on Sunday that the protesters would strongly demand the President resign.

“We have a clear demand. Failing means resigning,” Adhie said as quoted by

Another activist, Hilman Afriandi, that the planned demonstration had been coordinated with NGOs in 20 cities across the country.

“We will stage the rally at the presidential palace, while those who are outside the capital will hold protests in regional representative council (DPRD) buildings in their area,” Hilman said. (ewd)