150000 People Will Join Dec 2 Protest: Police

Arga sumantri    •    29 November 2016 13:28 WIB
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150000 People Will Join Dec 2 Protest: Police
National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar (Photo/MI/Rommy)

Metrotvnews.com, Jakarta: The police predict about 150,000 people will gather at the National Monument during the December 2 rally.

"About 150,000 people," said National Police spokesman Insp. Gen. Boy Rafli Amar in Jakarta on Monday (11/28).

The police will deploy 22 thousand personnel to guard the rally. They will also deploy personnel to protect important locations.

Previously, several Muslim organizations agreed to conduct the December 2 Rally at the National Monument. 

"They will perform dhikr and Friday prayer," said National Police chief Gen. Tito Karnavian.

The Muslim conservatives staged a massive protest on November 4. They urged the police to charge Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama with blasphemy.

They initially planned a follow up rally on November 25. However, they then postponed the rally to December 2.


(WAH)