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Yogyakarta Police prepare 2,000 personnel to guard May Day

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, May 1, 2017   /   11:18 am
Yogyakarta Police prepare 2,000 personnel to guard May Day Thousands of workers march through Jl. M. H. Thamrin and its surrounding areas in Central Jakarta during the commemoration of May Day in 2014. (kompas.com/-)

The Yogyakarta Police have prepared 2,000 personnel to secure rallies and events celebrating International Labor Day, or May Day, on Monday.

"We have prepared more than 2,000 personnel for May Day to prevent any disruptions during the celebration," police spokesperson Adj. Sr. Comr. Yulianto said on Sunday as quoted by antaranews.com.

(Read also: Thousands of workers to join May Day rally in Jakarta)

He added that the police in each precinct would focus on securing their own areas.

Yulianto said this year's celebration would include seminars and gymnastics. Workers in Yogyakarta will also march from Abu Bakar Ali Park until Tugu Nol Kilometer.

The police claim no restrictions will be imposed on the festivities so long as they are conducted peacefully.

"We hope no individuals will provoke the workers," he said. (rdi/wit)