Indonesia steps up security ahead of presidential election result
Monday, 20 May 2019 Police rolled out more barbed wire on Monday to tighten security outside Indonesia's election agency and readied armored trucks and water cannons to quell any civil unrest when official results of a presidential poll are released this week.With the General Election Commission (KPU) set to declare its count from last month's election by Wednesday, authorities have detained dozens of militant Islamists suspected of planning attacks to create mayhem during demonstrations.
According to Reuters, the U.S. embassy in Jakarta has issued a security alert ahead of election results due on Wednesday, as Indonesian authorities have arrested nearly 30 suspected militants. The embassy advised U.S. citizens to avoid areas where large demonstrations may occur in Jakarta. Indonesian...
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