Police urge people not to hold mass protest on May 22

Police urge people not to hold mass protest on May 22

On May 22, we urge people not to hold any mass gathering
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Indonesian Police have urged people not to hold a mass protest on May 22, once the results of the general elections 2019 are declared by the General Election Commission (KPU).

"On May 22, we urge people not to hold any mass gathering," Inspector General Iqbal, spokesman of the Indonesian Police (Polri), said during a press conference here on Friday, adding that terrorists could make use of the mass gathering for their own agendas.

During the press conference, the police played a video of an alleged terrorist identified by his initials, DY, speaking about his plan to commit a terror attack on May 22, 2019.

The Police's Counter-Terrorism Squad Densus 88 detained 68 suspects across Indonesia during the January-May 2019 period.

Of the 68 terror suspects, one blew himself up when he was about to be arrested, and seven others were shot dead because they resisted arrest.

Indonesia held simultaneous legislative and presidential elections across the country on April 17, 2019.

Several parties, who are not satisfied with the preliminary results of the vote count, accused the election executors of alleged fraud. Many of them expressed their intention to hold a mass protest on May 22.  

   

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