Rallies and demonstrations are expected to take place in Jakarta and other urban centers across Indonesia on Wednesday, May 1, in celebration of International Worker's Day. The Confederation of Indonesian Workers Unions (KSPI) is slated to stage a demonstration at Merdeka Square in Jakarta. Associated rallies are expected in Bandung, Lampung, Banjarmasin, Semarang, Surabaya, Medan, Batam, and Makassar. At least 500,000 demonstrators are expected to attend protests nationwide. Anticipate transportation disruptions and a heightened security presence in the vicinity of any gatherings.
International Workers' Day is celebrated annually in countries around the world. It is closely associated with international labor, socialist, and communist movements.
Individuals in Indonesia are advised to anticipate a heightened security presence on May 1, avoid all protests as a precaution, and to budget extra time to reach destinations in the vicinity of any demonstrations.
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