Large demonstration in Jakarta, Indonesia, Friday, November 4, 2016
A mass demonstration in central Jakarta is planned for November 4 against the city’s non-Muslim governor. Protesters will meet for Friday prayers at Istiqlal Mosque and then march to the Presidential Palace. Police are on high alert.
At least 18,000 security forces have been deployed to maintain order for this demonstration. To minimize safety risk, avoid any area where there is a large public gathering or demonstration and be vigilant in your surroundings. Peaceful marches can quickly and unexpectedly escalate and become violent.