Catholic Student Association Republic of Indonesia (PMKRI) branch Makassar, Sanctus Albertus Magnus, Wednesday, February 6th yesterday make demonstration in Botolempangan street, in front of Sulawesi Selatan Province Secretary’s occupation house. They are protest tempo magazine edition 4-10 February 2008 (Soeharto Special Edition) which present picture of the second Indonesia president with his children in dining table.
According to them, picture of Soeharto with his children is very similar to picture of Jesus when perform the last dinner with twelve pupil before pass away in crucifix wood.
As protest form to that Soeharto Special Edition, student from all sort of college burn that newest edition of Tempo magazine.
In their attitude statement, catholic student that have time to burn tyre and get watched by other street user tells, last dinner banquet is faith event and believed as one of important event in church life. Till now, that event is commemorated catholic church in every eucharist celebration.
“We as indivisible part from church and Indonesia nation state attitude as deduction form to picture that presented by Tempo magazine. That is insult to christians and smirch nation independence.
Jesus whos christians confess as the infinite has ben delegated to save human are unequal and will never equal to whoever, entered Soeharto,” coherent Vincent, one of demonstrant from university 45.
In their attitude statement, PMKRI also asks management of Tempo magazine to take backs tempo magazine edition 4-10 February 2008 from circulation. They also ask for explanation from Tempo organizer about picture meaning which presented in its part of magazine wrapper.
“Tempo also must apologizes pass media to christian people. If not fulfilled during 2×23 hour, we will return go down with larger ones mass,” menace Vincent that greeted by his friend rallying call.