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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]

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