Students burn SBY poster

Hundreds of students tore down and burned a large poster of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono during a rally outside the House of Representatives on Wednesday to protest the Bank Century bailout.

Some other protesters were seen trying to clear barbed-wire barricades denying them access to the House building, where lawmakers were debating whether to declare the bailout a flaw or not.

The students claimed to represent the Nusantara Student Alliance (AMN) and the Association of Islamic Students (HMI), Antara reported.

The government, through the Deposit Insurance Corporation, spent Rp 6.76 trillion (US$716 million), A cost 10 times more than original estimates, to save Bank Century.