Indonesia will hold Independence Day celebrations nationwide on Saturday, August 17, with the main ceremony being held at Maju Beach, an island off Jakarta. Thousands civil servants are expected to attend the event. Associated celebratory events are expected across the country.
Heightened security measures, along with administrative and commercial disruptions are anticipated nationwide during the celebrations. Localized traffic disruptions are likely in the vicinity of the events.
Individuals in Indonesia, and particularly those in Jakarta, are advised to avoid all protests and demonstrations and expect crowded conditions, longer travel times, and increased security measures during the celebrations.
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