Police disallows rallies ahead of presidential inauguration

Police disallows rallies ahead of presidential inauguration

Jakarta Police Chief Insp.Gen. Gatot Eddy Purnama (second right) and Commander of Jayakarta Military Command Gen. Eko Margiyono (right) in a press conference at the Parliament Complex, Jakarta on Monday, October 14, 2019. (ANTARA/Abdu Faisal/sh)

We will implement this starting from tomorrow to October 20. For any notification to hold a rally, we will disallow it. The aim is to maintain a conducive situation
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta Police will disallow rallies from October 15 to 20, ahead of the presidential inauguration, Jakarta Police Chief Insp. Gen Gatot Eddy Purnama said here Monday. Purnama stated this after a meeting with leaders of the House of Representatives (DPR), Jayakarta Military Command, State Intelligence Agency (BIN), and the Indonesian Police.

"We will implement this starting from tomorrow to October 20. For any notification to hold a rally, we will disallow it. The aim is to maintain a conducive situation," Purnama said.

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The Indonesian Student Executive Board (BEM) is planning to hold a protest demanding the issuance of a Government Regulation instead of a law on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK).

If the rally is held on the date it would be considered illegal, Commander of the Jayakarta Military Command Gen. Eko Margiyono has stated.

"Any rallies (during the period), we can say, will be illegal. Therefore, we have prepared the perimeter around the parliament building complex. We have prepared security measures," Margiyono said.

Joko Widodo and Ma'ruf Amin are scheduled to be inaugurated as president and vice president on October 20 from 2019 to 2024.

The National Police said it would deploy 27 thousand personnel to secure the inauguration to take place at the Parliament Complex. 

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