Friday, March 20, 2009

"Buddha Bar" Protest

Reader's Forum/Issue: "Buddhist students seal off Buddha Bar"
(Jakarta Post, 3/16/09)
No Buddha Bar: Hundreds of Buddhist Students Association members demonstrate in front of Buddha-Bar restaurant in central Jakarta, calling on its management to change the name of the bar (Jakarta Post/P.J. Leo).

Dozens of Buddhist college students sealed an exclusive lounge and restaurant-type bar in Central Jakarta, after negotiating with the bar’s management. "We’ve sealed the Buddha Bar, and it will remain closed until the matter is resolved. The management team has also agreed not to open the bar,” Indonesian Buddhist Students Association (AMB) representative Widodo said, as quoted by More>>
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