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Man arrested for allegedly posting fake video of people power

Tempo - May 19, 2019

Jakarta (Antara) – The North Sumatra Provincial Police have arrested a 30-year old man on charges of spreading a fake video promoting the people power movement in the North Sumatra provincial capital of Medan.

In the video posted on the Youtube channel, the man, identified as 'JP', inserted a title on the video that the people power movement has begun in Medan, Chief of the Public Relations Division of the North Sumatra Provincial Police Senior Commissioner Tatan Dirsan Atmaja said on Saturday.

JP urged netizens to say post-election prayers for the peace of the Unitary Republic of Indonesia.

"The video shows a crowd of people staging a rally and crying for support for Prabowo to become president. He posted the video on May 16, 2019," he said.

In fact, the police did not receive any application from a certain organization to stage a rally in Medan on May 16, 2019, he said.

The police arrested JP on Saturday (May 18, 2019).

Source: https://en.tempo.co/read/1206886/man-arrested-for-allegedly-posting-fake-video-of-people-power