Thousands expected to celebrate Easter in Monas

Thousands expected to celebrate Easter in Monas

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Jakarta — Around 10,000 people in Jakarta will celebrate Easter at the National Museum (Monas), Central Jakarta on Sunday (01/04). Monas management head Munjirin said on Friday the joint Easter organizers had requested a request from Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan. According to Munjirin, approximately 10,000 people are expected to attend the celebrations, saying the organizers expected as many as 20,000 in attendance. The event will run from 4 a.m. to 8 a.m. and is expected to be attended by Anies, Palestine Ambassador Zuhair Alshun, Jakarta Police Chief Insp. Gen. Idham Azis, Jakarta Military Commander Maj. Gen. Joni Supriyanto and Religious Affairs Minister Lukman Hakim Saifuddin. Anies previously signed into effect Governor Regulation No. 186/2017, which allows the use of the Monas grounds for educational, cultural and religious activities, which was banned by former governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok).

Source: thejakartapost.com

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