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Indonesian workers stage a rally along Jakarta's main road and block traffic on October 31, 2013 during a two-day nationwide strike. Workers across Indonesia begin a two-day strike on October 31 to demand higher salaries, the latest industrial action in Southeast Asia's top economy as people push for a greater share of the profits from stellar growth. - AFP
Union leaders said that 1.5 million people took part in the strike on the main island of Java alone. Their figures are usually higher than those given by the police, which said early reports indicated 60,000 had taken part in the capital and surrounding districts.
In the manufacturing hub of Bekasi just outside Jakarta, large groups of workers sat in groups outside factories, brandishing banners that read: "Hike our wages by 50 percent".
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