Regarding the Chaotic Demonstration Against the Rejection of the Job Creation Act, the Police Secure Thousands of People

Regarding the Chaotic Demonstration Against the Rejection of the Job Creation Act, the Police Secure Thousands of People

JAKARTA - The Police of the Republic of Indonesia have arrested 3, 862 people in connection with rioting demonstrations against the ratification of the omnibus law on the Job Creation Law in various regions in Indonesia.

Head of the Public Relations Division of the National Police, Inspector General Argo Yuwono, said that those who were arrested were from the Anarko group, workers, students to students.

"So we say that some of the people who have been arrested are indicated as the first of the Anarko group, as many as 796 people in South Sumatra, Bengkulu, Lampung, East Java, Polda Metro Jaya, North Sumatra and West Kalimantan, " said Inspector General Argo Yuwono at a press conference in Jakarta, Friday. (9/10/2020).

The police also secured 601 general public in South Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi and DKI Jakarta. There were 1, 548 students arrested in South Sulawesi, DKI Jakarta, North Sumatra and Central Kalimantan.

Furthermore, there were 443 students in South Sulawesi, DKI Jakarta, Southeast Sulawesi, North Sumatra, West Papua and Central Kalimantan. Also 419 workers were arrested in DKI Jakarta and North Sumatra. There were also unemployed as many as 55 people who were arrested in Southeast Sulawesi, South Kalimantan and North Sumatra.

According to him, the rioters who were secured are still being investigated.

For those who are still students or children, their parents will be called. "So they (parents) know what their children are doing. So that supervision is not only carried out at school, but also at home, " he said.

Demonstrations demanding the repeal of the Omnibus Law on the Job Creation Act heated up and ended up being anarchist in several areas. A number of public facilities and property belonging to the police and civilians were damaged and burned by the masses. (***)