On the day of November 4th, Jakarta went quiet. Streets were noticeably decongested, which is very unlike a regular Friday day in the capital city. Offices based downtown decided to send their workers home early because the news of a massive rally scheduled to take place that day, the estimation of its magnitude, and the reason behind the rally provoked concerns. High-level security officials had issued comments and made television appearances days before the rally to calm the weary public. But concerns lingered nonetheless. Perhaps because the public had a sense that it would be near impossible for the authorities to prevent members of radical groups from joining the rally. And they’re not wrong.To subscribe please click here