Risk of Violence
government'& public threats to use deadly force against protesters are meant toepetition of last weekend's riots, but the policy heightens the risk thateaceful rally wilt lead to violence.
The military has deployed large numbers of armed soldiers in Jakarta. T
A senior mililary officer yesterday publicly refused to confirm or deny press reports lhai troops had been ordered to shoot protesters on sight.f-
Megawati Sukarnoputri plans to pursuechallenge oWf nef removal in June as chairman of thePartyhe is publicly urging calm among hercourt challenge may prompt public rallies.
>ome of her supporters arc distributing inflammatory literature thut could be viewed as grounds lor arrest.
Authorities are blaming much of the recent violence on the People's Democratic Partyhich President Soeharto has publicly equated with the banned Indonesian Communist Party; little is known about the PRD.
thereidening government dragnet aimed at political activists allegedly associated with the PRD or therominent independent labor leader was arrested on Tuesday, and leaders of several public interest organizations also may be detained.