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Since the violent protests started, two students have died with a bullet wound (photo: police officers spraying tear gas in Makassar, Indonesia)

Australian tourists are urged to avoid Bali because protests against the & # 39; banning ban & # 39; of Indonesia burst into violence

  • Australians have been urged not to travel to Indonesia in the midst of protests
  • Protests surround proposed bill to ban non-martial sex for residents and tourists
  • About 300 people were injured and two students died during riots
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Australians have received an urgent warning to cancel travel to Bali following protests against the proposed sex ban in Indonesia.

The unrest comes in the aftermath of a new bill that could give tourists and locals up to six months in prison for having non-marital sex.

The riots have become so violent that around 300 people have been injured and two students have been tragically killed.

Protesters were seen to cause chaos in Bali, Jakarta, the island of Sulawesi and the cultural capital of Java, Yogyakarta.

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The warning was issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and says that anyone planning a trip to Indonesia must take a high degree of caution & # 39 ;.

& # 39; Be careful in Indonesia, including in Bali, Surabaya and Jakarta, due to the great threat of a terrorist attack, & # 39; said the department.

& # 39; Avoid protests, demonstrations, and meetings, as these can become violent without warning. & # 39;

Since the violent protests started, two students have died with a bullet wound (photo: police officers spraying tear gas in Makassar, Indonesia)

Since the violent protests started, two students have died with a bullet wound (photo: police officers spraying tear gas in Makassar, Indonesia)

There were demonstrators who caused chaos in Bali, Jakarta, the island of Sulawesi and the cultural capital of Java, Yogyakarta

There were demonstrators who caused chaos in Bali, Jakarta, the island of Sulawesi and the cultural capital of Java, Yogyakarta

There were demonstrators who caused chaos in Bali, Jakarta, the island of Sulawesi and the cultural capital of Java, Yogyakarta

The unrest comes in the aftermath of a new bill that could give tourists and locals up to six months in prison for having non-marital sex (photo: doctor carrying protester in Medan)
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The unrest comes in the aftermath of a new bill that could give tourists and locals up to six months in prison for having non-marital sex (photo: doctor carrying protester in Medan)

The unrest comes in the aftermath of a new bill that could give tourists and locals up to six months in prison for having non-marital sex (photo: doctor carrying protester in Medan)

The violent riots have left Indonesia in chaos all week with police firing tear gas and water cannons in desperate attempts to disperse demonstrators.

Shocking footage also shows that some protesters are repeatedly beaten by the Indonesian police.

Student Immawan Randi died tragically during demonstrations after a bullet wound on Thursday, while another died on Friday on the island of Sulawesi.

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Tires, toll gates and even police stations were set on fire during the unrest.

Thousands of people participated with many carrying large plates and demanding that the bill be abolished.

One sign was: & # 39; My cross does not belong to the government & # 39 ;, in the hands of a woman who shared the image on social media.

The violent riots have left Indonesia in chaos all week with police firing tear gas and water cannons in desperate attempts to disperse demonstrators (photo)

The violent riots have left Indonesia in chaos all week with police firing tear gas and water cannons in desperate attempts to disperse demonstrators (photo)

The violent riots have left Indonesia in chaos all week with police firing tear gas and water cannons in desperate attempts to disperse demonstrators (photo)

Tires, toll gates and even police stations were set on fire during the unrest (photo)
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Tires, toll gates and even police stations were set on fire during the unrest (photo)

Tires, toll gates and even police stations were set on fire during the unrest (photo)

So far, around 260 students and 40 police have been injured during the riots.

A vote on the bill was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but President Joko Widodo on Friday called for a delay in passing on the proposed changes following a public setback.

The changes can affect millions of Indonesians, including homosexual and heterosexual couples who may be in jail because they have sex outside of marriage or have an affair.

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An online petition calling for the bill to be canceled has received half a million signatures, while hundreds of thousands have gone to social media to express frustration.

According to the proposed laws, unmarried couples who live together as a man and a woman can & # 39; receive a six-month prison sentence or a fine of up to 10 million rupiah ($ 710), which for many Indonesians is a three-month salary.

An online petition calling for the bill to be canceled has received half a million signatures, while hundreds of thousands have gone to social media to express frustration (photo: protest in Medan, Indonesia)

An online petition calling for the bill to be canceled has received half a million signatures, while hundreds of thousands have gone to social media to express frustration (photo: protest in Medan, Indonesia)

An online petition calling for the bill to be canceled has received half a million signatures, while hundreds of thousands have gone to social media to express frustration (photo: protest in Medan, Indonesia)

Thousands of protesters continue to oppose the proposed law to ban non-marital sex (photo: protesters in Makassar, Indonesia)

Thousands of protesters continue to oppose the proposed law to ban non-marital sex (photo: protesters in Makassar, Indonesia)

Thousands of protesters continue to oppose the proposed law to ban non-marital sex (photo: protesters in Makassar, Indonesia)

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