Indonesia Traffic Jam Forces President Out Of Car, Makes Him Walk 2Km To An Event
While on his way to an important state event, President Joko Widodo of Indonesia, got stuck in the country’s notorious traffic, forcing him and his security detail to get out of his car and walk 2 kilometers through the scorching heat, to get there.
Widodo and senior government officials were held up by gridlock as they approached the military parade in Cilegon, a port city about two and a half hours drive from the capital Jakarta, the presidential palace said.
After a 30-minute wait, “the president then decided from inside the car that he would walk,” Widodo’s guard Ili Dasili said in a statement. National police chief Tito Karnavian, who was also stuck in the jam, joined the president.