Jakarta – A group calling themselves the National Sovereignty Movement or Gerakan Nasional Kedaulatan Rakyat (GNKR) said they were denied permit to hold a protest at Bawaslu building today, May 29. This is the second time that their protest plan is canceled.
The GNKR had also planned to hold a group pray for the May 22 victims in front of the Bawaslu building on Monday, May 27. That was also canceled.
"It's canceled, the chief of police did not allow it," GNKR coordinator Jumhur Hidayat said last night, May 28.
Jumhur added that the police, for now, are not allowing any form of mass gatherings in areas near major roads.
The 'national solidarity' movement was first echoed by Amien Rais, a supporter of losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto. Amien suggested using that term as opposed to 'people power', a call that he also first made.
Both terms were widely used by supporters of Prabowo immediately after the quick count results of the presidential elections showed Jokowi's win.