The Jakarta Post
The move by the National Police's Criminal Investigation Unit (Bareskrim) to arrest Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) deputy chairman Bambang Widjojanto has sparked widespread outrage.
The public demonstrated their support for the antigraft body through US-based social media giant Twitter on Friday.
#SaveKPK topped the Twitter trending topic not only in Indonesia but also worldwide as of 2:30 p.m on Friday.
"This is why we need a Batman in this country, where we can't trust the police anymore,' tweeted an account @mickmikov.
Another account, @PvanTuijl, tweeted 'if @jokowi_do2 does not support the KPK, Indonesia will be at risk of social unrest.'
Tweets about KPK vs POLRI, BambangWidjojanto, Bareskrim, and Cicak vs Buaya (Gecko vs Crocodile) were also in the top eight in the Twitter trending list in Indonesia from early in the day. (++++)
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