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Jakarta Post

Violent rallies continue as students clash with police

  • Andi Hajramurni

    The Jakarta Post

Makassar   /   Fri, March 5 2010   /  09:41 am

Hundreds of students from several campuses clashed with police in Makassar on Wednesday and Thursday, leaving three police posts and the student organization’s secretariat office damaged.A clash also flared up between students and local residents in which either side hurled rocks at each other.Thursday’s clash was a follow-up of Wednesday, when rallies held in the wake of the plenary session by the House of Representatives in Jakarta, turned violent with students blockading the streets and pelting stones, damaging traffic lights and government offices. Wednesday’s riot left a police officer injured. In retaliation, several members of the 88 Special Detachment raided   the  secretariat’s office of  the Association of Islamic Students (HMI).That evening, the South Sulawesi Police office and the HMI officials came to a compromise that the clashes were not institu...