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Crowd gathered for remembrance, not revenge following nightclub brawl: Police

  • Gisela Swaragita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, October 18, 2018   /   06:30 pm
Crowd gathered for remembrance, not revenge following nightclub brawl: Police Police officers investigate a crime scene after a deadly brawl at the Bandara discotheque in West Jakarta. (Warta Kota/Panji Baskhara Ramadhan)

Kebon Jeruk Police assured on Thursday that no act of revenge was carried out by a mass organization after one of their members was killed in a brawl during a party at Bandara discotheque on Jl. Daan Mogot, West Jakarta.  

A number of people gathered at the Bandara discotheque on Wednesday night to perform a flower scattering ceremony, following the death of their friend the previous night during the brawl.

“It’s not true that they went here to find [the perpetrators]. They just performed a flower scattering ceremony,” Kebon Jeruk Police chief Comr. Marston Marbun told The Jakarta Post, referring to a text message that had been broadcast warning people not to pass the area as the Banten group was preparing to take revenge.

Wednesday's brawl started during a party at the nightclub at around 2 a.m. The brawl was between members of a Banten mass organization and another group, Marbun said. One man from the Banten group died, while other five were injured. 

Marbun said the police were still looking for the perpetrators. 

“Just please pray hard to help us catch them,” he concluded.