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Jakarta Post

Protests across country against ‘police brutality’ in Bima riot

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 27 2011   /  10:00 am

Rage: Demonstrators attack a police post at the Jl. Andi Pangerang Pettarani and Jl. Ueip Sumihardjo crossroads in Makassar, South Sulawesi, on Monday. They were protesting against police brutality in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara. At least two people were killed in Bima on Saturday when police forcefully dispersed protesters. JP/Andi HajramurniProtests flared up in parts of the country on Monday with demonstrators protesting against what they deemed as police brutality in the Bima riot, where two civilians died.

In Makassar, South Sulawesi, hundreds of protesters took to the streets, destroying three police posts and four traffic lights in the city.

The protesters, mostly students from universities in Makassar, also demanded that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono relieve from their duties National Police Chief Gen. Timur Pradopo, West Nusa Tenggara Police chief Brig. Gen. Ari...