Demonstration Against Rising Fuel Prices at the Palace, Police Prepare 3,800 Personnel

Demonstration Against Rising Fuel Prices at the Palace, Police Prepare 3,800 Personnel
Demonstration Against Rising Fuel Prices at the Palace, Police Prepare 3,800 Personnel

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – The People’s Defending National Movement (GNPR) will again hold a People’s Defense Action on Friday, September 23, 2022 at the Merdeka Palace, Central Jakarta to reject the increase in fuel prices. A total of 3,800 security personnel were deployed to stand by at several demonstration points.

“So for the entire Central Jakarta area, 3,800 joint TNI-Polri personnel have been alerted,” said Central Jakarta Police Chief Commissioner Komarudin to reporters, Friday, September 23, 2022.

He said there would be several action points in the Central Jakarta area. However, demonstrations related to the rejection of the increase in fuel prices only exist in one area.

“Today there are several demonstration points in Central Jakarta, but those related to fuel are only at the Horse Statue. Like the Ministry of Transportation, then at the party office there are companies as well, those related to fuel are only GNPR at the Horse Statue,” he said.

From the data obtained, Komarudin said there were around 1000 people from GNPR who would attend the action. He stated that there was no special security for the demonstration activities later.

“All of our security concepts are the same as referring to the Regulation of the National Police Chief regarding the handling of public expression of opinion, so it’s the same,” he explained.

Meanwhile, the flow of traffic is still being monitored smoothly. Road diversion around the demo site will be carried out according to conditions.

Prepare Traffic Engineering

Polda Metro Jaya diverted traffic flow because there was a demonstration against rising fuel prices around the State Palace. A number of roads were diverted and motorists were advised to look for alternative routes starting at 09.30 WIB until finished.

“Directorate of Traffic PMJ diverts traffic flow in the context of expressing opinions around the State Palace on Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta, it is recommended for road users to look for other alternative routes,” wrote the account @tmcpoldametro, Friday, September 23, 2022.

Here are some of the diverted traffic flows:

  1. From the direction of Hotel Indonesia towards Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat, it is diverted to Jalan Budi Kemuliaan or Jalan Merdeka Selatan.
  2. From the direction of Tugu Tani to Jalan Merdeka Utara it was diverted to Jalan Perwira (situational).
  3. From Jalan Hayam Wuruk to Jalan Majapahit or Jalan Merdeka Utara, it is diverted to Jalan Juanda or Jalan Suryopranoto.
  4. Jalan Abdul Muis towards Jalan Gajah Mada was diverted to Jalan Tanah Abang Satu.

Today, it is scheduled that the masses who are members of the National Movement for Defending the People (GNPR) will hold a demonstration of the People’s Defending Action 2 (Akbar 2) or Action 2309 in front of the State Palace. The implementation is around 13.00 WIB or after the Friday prayer.

A number of Islamic mass organizations joined in the movement such as the Islamic Brotherhood Front (FPI), PA 212, and others. They will bring three demands, namely lowering fuel prices, lowering prices, and upholding the rule of law.

Also read: Proposed Demo at Monas, Fadil Imran Promises to Prepare a Sound System Equivalent to a Metallica Concert


The article is in Indonesian

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