The Jakarta Post
The Central Java Police have banned residents from using firecrackers on New Year’s Eve.
“Setting off firecrackers is forbidden [this New Year]. We have visited [firecracker] warehouses in Tegal, Demak, Wonosobo and Banyumas," Central Java Police chief Insp. Gen. Condro Kirono said on Friday.
Some 21,000 police personnel will be deployed to safeguard New Year celebrations across the province.
Several areas in Central Java are expected to accommodate large crowds on New Year’s Eve, such as Jl. Slamet Riyadi in Surakarta, Tugu Muda monument and City Hall in Semarang, and city squares across province.
"The police will carry out inspections. Visitors are not allowed to carry alcohol, sharp objects or firecrackers,” Condro said. (nmn/ipa)