Demolition of Jakarta red-light district


Excavators tear down illegal buildings during a demolition in the Kalijodo red-lights district in Jakarta, Indonesia, 29 February 2016.

Demolition of Jakarta red-light district

Kalijodo, one of Indonesia’s oldest red-light districts was demolished Monday as authorities plan to eradicate prostitution in the country.

Dozens of illegal bars and brothels along the polluted riverside strip of north Jakarta were destroyed by excavators in an operation led by hundreds of policemen and soldiers.

Nevertheless, it was home to about 3,000 people including legal businesses, such as food shops, and families that have lived in the district for decades.

Last week, Indonesian...

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