Activists plan to demonstrate outside the night entertainment venue Sky Garden at Jalan Sei Petani in Binjai, North Sumatra Province, April 9. Protesters claim that the site promotes vices. Reports indicate demonstrators may also gather outside other entertainment venues in the area. The start time of the action is unclear. Organizers say thousands of people will participate in the protest.
Authorities will likely tighten security on Jalan Sei Petani in Binjai April 9 as a precaution. Localized road closures and business disruptions may occur if activists occupy nearby roads. Clashes are possible if authorities forcibly disperse the action or if protesters attempt to breach security barriers. Mass arrests could occur if the gathering lacks permits or if police officers determine the demonstration violates COVID-19 protocols.
The approximate rally site is around 20 km (12 miles) west of Medan.
Avoid Jalan Sei Petani and the surrounding area in Binjai, April 9, as a precaution. Heed all official security and transport advisories. Plan for localized transport and business disruptions. If violence occurs nearby, immediately depart the area.
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