1500 Workers Depart to Jakarta on May Day

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Karawang Police Chief Adjutant Senior Commissioner Hendy F. Kurniawan, said that around 1,500 workers from Karawang will depart to Jakarta to commemorate World Labor Day on May 1, 2018.

    Ahead of the World Labor Day, Karawang Police intensively met with union labor representatives in the region.

    "Ahead of the May Day, Karawang Police communicate and do a gathering," said Hendy in Metro Jaya Police headquarter on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

    Hendy said that he is ready to escort the workers who will perform rally on May Day in Jakarta. From the initial information, around 5,000 t 6,000 workers were predicted to participate. However, only 1,500 workers are confirmed to depart to Jakarta.

    In order to accommodate thousands of workers who leave for Jakarta, Hendy said that he will help to provide transportation. In addition, Henry said that the Karawang Police will deploy 800 personnel to escort the workers.

    Meanwhile, the Metro Jaya Police will deploy 400 personnel to secure the rally. "Then there is also [officers] from the Public Order Police with a total of 1,200 personnel," Hendy said.