Indonesian police to tighten security during labors rally

Source: Xinhua| 2017-10-06 19:07:41|Editor: Zhou Xin
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JAKARTA, Oct. 6 (Xinhua) -- The Indonesian police along with the military will step up security during a labors rally in the country's capital on Saturday by deploying personnel more than the number of labors.

The move came as several previous protests in the capital had been used by militant groups to realize their aims including brutally attacking security authorities and stealing their weapons during the mass gathering.

About 8,500 policemen and some 700 soldiers would be deployed during the rally which will be participated by over 3,000 labors, spokesman for the Jakarta metropolitan police Senior Commissioner Argo Yuwono said.

The police has called on the labors to express their demands peacefully and avoid anarchy, according to the spokesman..

"We would secure the rally. Please do not engage in anarchy and do not bring things which is banned by the law, such as weapons, knives and others," he said at Jakarta police headquarters.

The protesters plan to march on the main streets outside the State Palace to demand a hike on minimum wage.