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Indonesian Punk Head Shaving Decried at L.A. Demonstration

Indonesian Punk Head Shaving Decried at L.A. Demonstration

Associated Press

Demonstrators were gathering outside the Indonesian Consulate in L.A. today to decry authorities treatment of punk rockers in the island nation last week.

A concert in Banda Aceh was raided and 65 fans were arrested and brought to a police camp for "reeducation." Perhaps most notoriously, however, the peacock hair of the punk rockers was shaved by authorities.

The demonstration happens ...

... until 1 p.m. outside the consulate at 3457 Wilshire Blvd. in Koreatown.


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During the roundup punks' also reportedly hand their piercing jewelry removed.

Fellow punk rockers this week filed a report with the National Commission on Human Rights alleging assaults at the hands of cops who raided the event, according to UPI.

L.A. has a healthy Indonesian community, made up of a mix of native Indonesians and wealthy ex-pats of Chinese descent and their children, often sent to attend college here.

[With reporting from City News Service / @dennisjromero / djromero@laweekly.com / @LAWeeklyNews]