03 Jan '12, 9am

Indonesians have new symbol for injustice: Sandals

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - Indonesians have found a new symbol for their growing frustration at uneven justice in this young, democratic nation: cheap, worn-out flip-flops. They have been dropping them off at police stations throughout the country to express outrage over the arrest and trial of a 15-year-old boy for lifting an old pair of white sandals outside a boarding house used by police in northern Indonesia. The teen - who was later interrogated and badly beaten by three of the officers in the Central Sulawesi provincial capital of Palu - faces up to five years in prison. Thousands of people have dropped off their old shoes at police stations in recent days as a form of protest.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/BreakingNews/SEAsia/Story/STI...

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