West Seattle scene: Indonesian campaign rally at Don Armeni

Thanks for the texted tip, wondering about people with flags at Don Armeni. We were nearby and diverted to find out. We learned this was a long-distance campaign rally supporting the incumbent governor of the Indonesian province of Jakarta, who’s in a runoff vote next month – the people in our photo (and others who were leaving as we pulled up) were taking photos to send to show international support. The big issue, they told us: Corruption, and incumbent governor Basuki’s stand against it.

8 Replies to "West Seattle scene: Indonesian campaign rally at Don Armeni"

  • SueY March 18, 2017 (3:37 pm)

    And how does this affect us?

    • WSB March 18, 2017 (4:07 pm)

      Sorry I’m not up on the intricacies of the current state of US-Indonesian relations, so that I can’t answer, but if you’re really asking simply “So?” – note the headline starts with “West Seattle scene.” This is a “something unusual seen, someone texted to us to ask, here’s what we found out” story, like hundreds of others we’ve done over the years. Sometimes they’re political – like the Bulgarian presidential visit in 2012 – more often, they’re not. We sometimes also slug these “from the ‘in case you wondered too’ file.” WSB has always been, more than anything, for those who are most curious about what’s going on around them – why the siren, why the helicopter, why the traffic jam, why the people with flags by the boat ramp … TR

    • seaopgal March 18, 2017 (5:41 pm)

      Women expressing their political preferences and national pride by staging a flash mob on Alki … don’t know about you, but it “affects” me by making me happy! 

  • Chris March 18, 2017 (4:37 pm)

     Thanks for sharing this TR. Very interesting. I lived on Java for two years in the city of Bandung

     At that time there was corruption at every level of government and bribery was a part of life . 

  • Out for a walk March 18, 2017 (8:50 pm)

    Tracy,  We love your commentary.  Yes, I often, many times, a day wonder what’s happening here in West Seattle and turn to the Blog to find out.

    Thank you so much!  

  • Chris Stripinis March 18, 2017 (10:30 pm)

    West Seattle Scene: Unusual Waterfront Gathering Isn’t Relevant to One Local Resident

  • New Thinking Needed March 18, 2017 (10:30 pm)

    Notice they are all wearing plaid shirts – even the arms you see to the far right & left of the shot….does the plaid have some meaning? Just wondering….

    • seaopgal March 19, 2017 (10:39 am)

      The link Tracy posted in the article (https://www.facebook.com/AhokSeattl),  goes to their FB page, where the banner shows their candidates wearing the same shirt : ) Plus, great photos of their flash mob! 

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