JAKARTA - National Police deputy chief Ari Dono Sukmanto said on Saturday (March 2) that the police have been focusing on the prevention of growing confrontation between supporters of presidential candidates ahead of the legislative and presidential elections in April.
Commissioner General Ari said the rise of confrontation between supporters of the two camps is not only on social media, but also in public.
"They are usually noisy only on social media, but now they are also doing it offline. We must prevent this trend," he said in a discussion held by the Families of the National Police at a hotel in South Jakarta.
The forum was attended by various institutions, including the police and rights group Setara Institute, as well as political experts.