Police guarantee foreign embassies’ security
Jakarta: The National Police have guaranteed the security of foreign embassies in Indonesia, according to National Police chief Gen. Timur Pradopo.
“Of course, it must be guaranteed. There should be no disturbance, particularly at the embassies,” Timur said here on Friday, in the wake of the US government’s decision to temporarily close its embassy and other missions in Indonesia in anticipation of mass rallies against the anti-Islam film Innocence of Muslims.
“The information on possible protests came from my colleagues, but the services must go on and we will ensure that there is enough security. Everything must be carried out properly — the demonstrations, as well as embassy operations,” he added, as quoted by Antara news agency.
As per the existing law, demonstrators must inform the police three days before taking to the streets.
“The police should then decide how the rally will be carried out so there is no danger for the demonstrators, the targets or the public. Therefore, rallies need to be regulated,” Timur explained.