Police Disperse 212 Reunion Masses Gathering at Roadblocks

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  • The police officer disperse dozens of residents who will take part in the 212 Reunion event in the MH Thamrin area, Jakarta, Thursday 2 December 2021. The Metro Police have deployed thousands of joint personnel as a humanitarian operation to save residents from the spread of COVID-19. TEMPO/Subekti.

    The police officer disperse dozens of residents who will take part in the 212 Reunion event in the MH Thamrin area, Jakarta, Thursday 2 December 2021. The Metro Police have deployed thousands of joint personnel as a humanitarian operation to save residents from the spread of COVID-19. TEMPO/Subekti.

    TEMPO.CO, JakartaThe National Police and the Indonesian Military (TNI) personnel on motorbikes dispersed masses of the 212 Reunion who were gathering at the roadblocks on Jalan MH Thamrin, or precisely at the intersection of Wisma Mandiri, Central Jakarta. 

    As Tempo observed, a group of masses today, December 2, flocked on the sidewalk in front of the Ministry of Religious Affairs' building.

    The police donning Mobile Brigade or Brimob uniform and TNI personnel also asked them to leave the location.

    About ten people who had been sitting on the sidewalk got onto their motorbikes parked in front of the barbed wire barricades and left. However, some seem to stand still on the sidewalk.

    The 212 Reunion was planned to be held near Arjuna Wiwaha Horse Statue, Central Jakarta today. Even though the Jakarta Metro Police did not issue a permit for such a public activity, a number of people still tried to reach the area.

    The police set out roadblocks at a number of points to prevent people willing to hold the 212 Reunion from reaching the Horse Statue area. Until now, the area remains clear.

    Read: Police Deem 212 Reunion Not a Rally

    ADAM PRIREZA