The U.S. Embassy has been notified that large-scale demonstrations are scheduled to occur tomorrow, May 1, 2016, starting at approximately 8:00 a.m. and lasting until 5:00 p.m. and possibly later. At this time, the following locations have been identified as locations where these protests will likely occur: vicinity around U.S. Embassy, Indosat, Monas Park (East Side), Horse Statue Roundabout, Hotel Indonesia Roundabout, State Palace, and the Manpower Building.
Indonesian police estimates crowds participating in these protests to collectively reach between 75,000 to 80,000 people. As always, the Embassy advises U.S. citizens to remain vigilant and aware of their surroundings, and avoid all active demonstrations or similar gatherings.
The U.S. Embassy would like to remind all U.S. citizens that even demonstrations intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. Avoid areas where demonstrations are taking place and exercise caution when in the vicinity of any large gatherings, protests, or demonstrations.
U.S. citizens are encouraged to monitor media and local information sources and factor updated information into personal travel plans and activities. Specific safety concerns should be addressed to Indonesian law enforcement authorities who are responsible for the safety of all visitors to Indonesia.
Please note the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta and the Consulate General in Surabaya will be closed on May 5 and 6 for Indonesian holidays and on May 30 for the Memorial Day holiday.
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