Authorities plan huge police presence if Lady Gaga's Indonesia gig goes ahead
Lady Gaga's upcoming gig in Indonesia will be heavily policed if it goes ahead.
As previously reported, her show in Jakarta has been under threat after authorities said they would deny a permit for the performance on June 3 following protests from some sections of the country's Muslim population.
Speaking to the Jakarta Post, Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Rikwanto said that if the show goes ahead they will provide a police force of some 2,000 to 4,000 officers to keep everything calm. He said:
"Our stance is still the same: we won't recommend the concert be held. However, as part of the National Police, of course we are ready to safeguard the show if the National Police decide the show can go on as planned."
He added: "The number of 2,000 to 4,000 officers is nothing special. We ask everyone to maintain public safety and security during the show. Anyone attempting to trigger chaos and unrest will be punished."
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