Traffic worsens as chicken vendors stage protest

Around 1,500 people from various chicken slaughter houses in Jakarta staged a protest in front of the city council in Central Jakarta on Monday morning, causing a severe congestion from Jl. Jati Baru to Jl. Kebon Sirih.

A five-minute ride with public buses from Tanah Abang to the council building became 20 to 30 minutes because of the protest, which was held for the fifth this year.

The traffic got worse as the protesters parked dozens of mini buses and trucks on the street in front of the council building.

The protesters demanded that the councillors revise the 2007 bylaw that limits slaughterhouses across the city to five.