Badung, Bali – A woman with the initials KR was arrested by police just before US President Joe Biden's convoy was to past through Simpang Peminge, Nusa Dua, Bandung regency, Bali, on its way to the G20 Summit venue on the morning of Tuesday November 15.
The woman, who comes from Cimahi in West Java, was arrested because she allegedly wanted to display a cardboard placard with the message, "Stop War, Human Rights, Peace".
Balinese regional police spokesperson Senior Commissioner Satake Bayu confirmed the incident, saying that KR had already entered the Sawangan area in Simpang Peminge.
"When the rain subsided there was a person, a woman carrying a pamphlet made of cardboard. But she never managed to hold it up because it was secured by pecalang [Balinese traditional security guards] and officials", said Bayu in a written release on Tuesday.
Based on the results of the interrogation, the woman is known to have been staying at the Benoa area in southern Kuta since Friday November 11. She has been visiting Bali for a holiday with a friend.
KR went to the Sawangan area with a gojek online motorcycle taxi with the initials SAS. "The women and the gojek driver have been secured for questioning by the Balinese regional police Gakkum task force", he said.
Joe Biden has now entered the G20 Summit venue area at Nusa Dua and was personally greeted by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo upon his arrival.
Moments after alighting from his vehicle, known as the Beast, Biden walked towards the entrance of meeting venue at The Apurva Kempinski.
Biden arrived in Bali on Sunday November 13 and held a bilateral meeting with Widodo on the next day.
Biden expressed a number of expectations about the G20 Summit this year, which is taking place in the midst of a global situation which is uncertain and worrying.
Biden also raised the issue of cooperation between G20 countries to accelerate economic restoration and resilience post the Covid-19 pandemic, one of which was the launch of the pandemic fund. (kdf/gil)
[Translated by James Balowski. The original title of the article was "Perempuan Asal Cimahi Ditangkap Jelang Iring-iringan Joe Biden di G20".]