Indonesia: Ballot Boycott
West Papuans Boycott Indonesian Elections14 Apr 2004 02:00 GMT
In the Aceh province many also engaged in a boycott, with a report by TAPOL indicating British Scorpion tanks being used and "people being forced to vote by the military and of dozens of people being arrested for refusing to leave their village to vote".
There is also evidence of 50% of the students in the Javanese city of Yogyakarta refused to vote. The Indonesian Government has been superficial in its lack of results announcement, stating that a lack of ballot papers has delayed the election.
Solidarity demonstrations were held in London, Sydney, Washington DC and Hague. Demonstrators in London bannered both sides of the Embassy informing compulsory voters of their government's true actions.