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No rally during OIC Summit: Police

8th March 2016 | 10.014 Views
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Jakarta Metropolitan Police had assured that no demonstrations or rallies were to be held in Jakarta and its surrounding areas during the Fifth Extraordinary Summit of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), held here on March 6-7, 2016.
"Yes, it is true there were to be no rallies," a spokesman of the Jakarta Regional Police, Sr Comr Martuani Sormin, said here on Monday.
Martuani said the security and law and order during the period of the summit were guaranteed.
The Jakarta Metropolitan Police said the conducive conditions during the OIC summit were ensured, thanks to the support of all relevant agencies, and also all elements in the society.
Jakarta Police Chief Inspector General Tito Karnavian had earlier asked the inhabitants of Jakarta to carry on with their routine life during the summit period.
"Show the world that Jakarta is safe," Police Chief Karnavian had said here on Sunday.
The Jakarta Police had deployed 4,356 police officers including 600 the Polices Headquarters Mobile Brigade officers to secure the summit.
Karnavian said security measures to guard the meeting were tightened around every vital installation.
During the event, Jakartas Car Free Day (CFD) Program on the capitals main road was still allowed to go ahead by the Jakarta Police with security details.
Car Free Day is the citys weekly program to close the main road starting from 06.00 am to 12.00 am for people who want to conduct sporting activities such as cycling and jogging.
Karnavian had called on the people of Jakarta to support the implementation of the OIC Summit.
He had urged the people not to stage any rallies during the summit.
Tito had earlier said his side would be fully in charge of the security on the first day of the summit on March 6, Inspector General Tito Karnavian said.
"From March 6, security will be fully in the hands of the Jakarta Metropolitan Police Command," Tito, the commands chief, had said last week.
He had assured that the National Police Headquarters will extend support in the form of its personnel.
The police were also fully involved in the security of the first day of the meeting. The meeting was only to be attended by senior officials.
On the second day of the event on Monday, a VVIP security system was in place because the heads of state were present at the meeting.
Based on the VVIP security procedures, presidential security forces were stationed in Ring I as the main focus, while police personnel acted as a supporting force.
Tito said he was told that the OIC Summit was to draw participation from 49 countries, including 49 senior officials and 25 heads of state.
He said the security forces extended special security to heads of state and ministerial-level officials starting from their arrival at the airport, at hotels, conference venue and during departures at the airport.(*)