Three men were killed in a clash between two rival ethnic gangs, from Flores and Ambon, in front of the South Jakarta District Court yesterday afternoon,
This bloody clash was an escalation of clash between both gangs at the same Court last week, in a trial of two men accused of killing two men of rival gang at the Blowfish Nightclub in Jakarta on 24 April 2010.
After that trial, both suspects were attacked by the rival gang, although they were guarded by the Police.
According to the news media, there were hundreds of members of the feuding gangs using firearms, knives and machetes, compared to the Police who were only equipped with shields and rubber sticks.
Beside three dead, twelve men were also wounded in the clash, including three Police officers.
The Police plan to change the venue for next sessions trial of the Case, so as to prevent similar incident.
Considering that both gangs have already clashed one week before, I felt that the bloody clash should not have happened if the Police have taken much better precautionary actions to prevent it.
Especially that earlier in the morning the same Court has tried the very high profile case of former Chief of Detectives of the national Police Cmnr. Gen. Susno Duaji.
Detailed media reports can be found below :
- Kasus Blowfish (Kompas)
- Three Killed in South Jakarta Blowfish Trial Brawl : Police (The Jakarta Globe)
- Ampera clash unpredictable: City Police (The Jakarta Post)
Photo : Compliment of Kompas.