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13 Nov 2020 | 04:12 AM UTC

Indonesia: Supporters of religious leader gather in Bogor regency November 13

Indonesia News Alert

Thousands of supporters of religious leader gather in Bogor regency (West Java province) on November 13; heightened security presence and localized disruptions likely

TIMEFRAME expected from 11/13/2020, 12:00 AM until 11/14/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Jakarta). COUNTRY/REGION Bogor city, Megemendung district, Simpang Gedog

Event

Thousands of activists gathered in Bogor Regency (West Java province) on Friday, November 13, for a lecture by prominent Muslim cleric and leader of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI), Rizieq Shihab. The participants gathered at Pondok Pesantren Alam Agrokultural in Megamendung district, with a separate gathering reported in the Simpang Gedog area.

Security forces are in attendance at the gathering and have erected checkpoints and cordons, as well as closing roads and diverting traffic. Localized disruptions are expected to continue in the coming hours.

Advice

Those in Bogor regency are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area as a precaution, and adhere to all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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