The Jakarta Post
A Dutch and an Indonesian national were injured in a clash at a night club in Kuta, Bali, on Monday. The clash involved a number of foreigners from the Satu Darah motorcycle club, an international motorcycle club holding a gathering in Bali.
Some 350 Satu Darah members from across the world held a party at Boshe VVIP Club in Kuta on Sunday evening that ended at 3 a.m. the next morning.
Several members of the club apparently wanted to continue their party at the nearby Pyramid Night Club on Jl. Dewi Sri. The clash occurred when a management officer from the club asked them to finish their party because the club was closing.
“They protested, saying they still wanted to have drinks. They then engaged in vandalism. One of them threw an iron bar at a glass door, so it was completely shattered,” Denpasar Police chief Sr. Comr.Hadi Purnomo told journalists.
He added the incident had led to a clash between Satu Darah members and other visitors and security officers of the nightclub on around 5:30 a.m. local time. A Dutch Satu Darah member and a local security officer at the club suffered injuries.
As of Monday evening, police have questioned more than 10 witnesses, including the nightclub’s owner and staff members and Satu Darah members. Police also took with them CCTV footage for their investigation.
“The investigation is underway. We will pursue those involved in the incident,” said Hadi.
Satu Darah members denied allegations that they had triggered the clash, with one of the group’s members claiming they had been attacked.
“Our group members just wanted to have a party, but we were attacked. So we defended ourselves,” said the Dutch national, who wished to remain anonymous, at BIMC Hospital where he was being treated. (ebf)