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Mass organization's members arrested for alleged assault on cop

Jakarta Post - December 27, 2018

Depok – The police have detained 13 members of a mass organization in Banten on Wednesday who allegedly assaulted a member of the Mobile Brigade (Brimob) in Depok, West Java. The police also questioned five eyewitnesses.

"We have detained 13 of them. There are a total of 18 people we have questioned," said Depok Police spokesman Adj. Comr. Firdaus on Thursday as quoted by tempo.co.

The alleged assault on Second Insp. Ishak happened on Jl. Juanda Raya on Tuesday at around 5 p.m.

Firdaus said the incident was triggered when members of a mass organization called Badan Pembinaan Potensi Keluarga Besar (BPPKB) Banten asked donations for the victims of the Banten tsunami on Jl. Juanda Raya, which caused traffic congestion.

"Because Ishak saw that the road was clogged, he requested them not to stop vehicles and ask for donations," Firdaus said. "The suspects then ganged up on the victim who told them that he is a Brimob member."

Ishak suffered bruises on his right cheek. (Sau)

Source: https://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2018/12/27/mass-organizations-members-arrested-for-alleged-assault-on-cop.html