The Jakarta Metropolitan Police spokesman Senior Commissioner Argo Yuwono claimed the police will not allow any demonstrations.
"The Jakarta Metropolitan Police will use its right to not issue the approval letter," Argo told Medcom.id, Wednesday, 16 October 2019.
The Greater Jakarta Metropolitan Regional Police has calculated many factors before deciding on the policy. One of them is security factor.
Argo admitted that every citizen has the right to hold demonstrations. However, the security of the presidential inauguration ceremony is a top priority.
"When it comes to the presidential inauguration, which will be attended by foreign leaders, we have to maintain the value and dignity of Indonesia," Argo stressed.
Previously, President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) claimed that he can not prohibit demonstrations during the presidential inauguration ceremony.
"It's called a demonstration, guaranteed by our constitution," Jokowi said at the Merdeka Palace on Wednesday, October 16, 2019.