Bali rockers rage against reclamation in Indonesia’s tourist hub

Musician I Gede ‘Jerinx’ Ari Astina was still a student at the University of National Education in Denpasar, the provincial capital of Bali, when he first got involved in activism.

It was 1997 and massive demonstrations had erupted across Indonesia, demanding the resignation of longtime ruler, Soeharto. Jerinx joined the movement, designing posters.

“I once made a poster with the words, ‘So Hard To F*ck’, which sounded like Soeharto F*ck,” he recalled of his political awakening.

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