Indonesian celebrity Dinar Candy apprehended for protesting in bikini on the street

Indonesian DJ Dinar Candy held a one-woman protest on a street in Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta while donning a red two-piece with sunglasses and a face mask. Dinar held a sign that said: “I’m stressed because PPKM was extended.” Photo: Instagram/@dinar_candy
Indonesian DJ Dinar Candy held a one-woman protest on a street in Lebak Bulus, South Jakarta while donning a red two-piece with sunglasses and a face mask. Dinar held a sign that said: “I’m stressed because PPKM was extended.” Photo: Instagram/@dinar_candy

Authorities apprehended Indonesian DJ Dinar Candy for protesting in a pair of bikinis on a South Jakarta street yesterday. 

The 28-year-old celebrity held a one-woman protest on a street in Lebak Bulus while donning a red two-piece with sunglasses and a face mask. Dinar held a sign that said: “I’m stressed because PPKM was extended.”

Previously, Dinar had expressed her intention to hold a bikini protest should the government decide to extend the Enforcement of Restrictions on Public Activities (PPKM). Following the government’s announcement on the matter a couple days ago, Dinar kept her promise. 

“I want an explanation if PPKM will last until August 9, 2021. If there will be an extension, I’ll be a mess because I don’t have any idea what to do. I think I will really wear a bikini on the street,” Dinar said in a recent interview

She initially uploaded a video of her stunt on Instagram, but it has since been taken down.

Dinar was nabbed by the police at her friend’s home in South Jakarta last night, and she has undergone questioning at the South Jakarta Police HQ. Dinar’s younger sibling, who’s also her personal assistant, was also questioned as a witness. Two cell phones that were used to film Dinar and upload the video have been confiscated by the police as evidence.

Jakarta Metro Police spokesman Yusri Yunus said that Dinar can potentially be charged with violating articles under Indonesia’s Pornography Laws as well as Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE), which may see her imprisoned for up to 10 years.

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