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4 PDI members arrested by police

Kabar dari Pijar - February 1997

Jakarta – Four pro-Megawati PDI members were arrested by the Purbalingga police after removing banners and a PDI flag erected by Suryadi supporters on Wednesday February 12. The arrest are Soetarno (65), Suwito (34), Soedarpo (35), and Sudiyo (27).

Similar actions also took place in Kebumen in Central Java by pro-Megawati supporters returning home from a court hearing trying a case against Suryadi. The protesters were met by officers from Kodim (Komando Dearah Militer, District Military Command) but were only asked to hand the banners and flags over to them. There were no arrests.

[Abridged translation from Kabar dari Pijar - JB]