Gede Hardjonagoro Market in Surakarta, Indonesia. Designed by Dutch architect, Thomas Karsten.

Indonesia’s Unlikely Flip-Flop Protest

Outrage over prosecution and beating of a youth for stealing sandals

Angry Indonesians have been depositing sandals outside of police stations across the country as a protest against the arrest, severe beating and trial of a 15-year-old boy for stealing a pair of cheap, worn-out white flip-flops while crooks stealing millions of dollars have gone free.

The teenager, identified only as AAL, was beaten by three policemen during interrogation in the provincial capital of Palu in Central Sulawesi and is liable for up to five years in prison.

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