The Proclamation of Indonesian Independence was read at 10.00 a.m. on Friday, August 17, 1945. The declaration marked the start of the diplomatic and armed resistance of the Indonesian National Revolution, fighting against the forces of the Netherlands and pro-Dutch civilians, until the latter officially acknowledged Indonesia’s independence in 1949. To help residents of Jakarta, Uber is offering a special Uber Jakarta promo code for today. Ride free with Uber today by entering in the Uber Jakarta promo code MERDEKA70! How cool is that!