Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Jakarta, Indonesia, May 22, 2019 – Demonstrations
Demonstrations related to the announcement of election results that began on May 21 have continued overnight and as of 0600 this morning remain ongoing. At multiple sites in central Jakarta, specifically near Tanah Abang and Jl. Wahid Hasyim in Menteng, clashes are taking place between police and protesters. The Embassy strongly advises U.S. citizens to avoid these areas.
Actions to Take:
- Avoid areas where demonstrations or political rallies are occurring and exercise caution if within the vicinity of any large gathering.
- Stay current with media coverage of local events, be aware of your surroundings, and practice personal security awareness at all time.
- Enroll in the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) to receive security updates.