Protests sweeping Indonesia appear to be growing larger and more unruly, with demonstrators' ranks predicted to swell to 80,000 people and 40,000 police/soldiers deployed on the streets, according to the Jakarta Globe.
Now protesters are stepping up their disobedience campaign by blocking a major road leading to the House of Representatives, the Jakarta Post reports.
What could compel so many men and women onto the streets?
Indonesia's government-subsidized gas is sold by the liter but, were it sold by the gallon, the current price would come out to about $1.80 a gallon.
But rising global petroleum costs have the current government insisting that price increase to a cost of $2.40 a gallon.
Sound cheap by American standards? Consider that roughly half of Indonesia survives on about $2 per day.
This is what the protest looks like. The images, shot by AFP/Getty, are growing more striking by the day.