Indonesia: ten more students arrested in countrywide protest, police use water cannons, teargasEvent
- Initial Date
- Sep 23, 2022
- Event Description
A total of 10 students from a number of universities in the city of Bandung were arrested by the police during a demonstration against the increase in the price of fuel oil (BBM) which led to chaos, Thursday (23/9/2022). This was stated by one of the participants in the action who is also the spokesman for the West Java Student Alliance to Sue (AMJM), Agung Andrian.
According to him, the 10 students were arrested when the police tried to push back hundreds of students after the riots broke out. It is known that the riot in front of the West Java DPRD Building, Jalan Diponegoro, Bandung City, broke out after hundreds of students were desperate to force their way into the West Java DPRD Building, which was heavily guarded by the police.
The police, who tried to prevent the student action, finally fired water from a water cannon and tear gas into the crowd of students and pushed the students back towards Jalan Trunojoyo to Jalan Ir H Djuanda and Gedung Sate. "There were 10 participants in the action who were also arrested by the police after the rejection of fuel prices at the West Java DPRD Building," said Agung. The police themselves have not provided an official statement regarding the arrests of students from demonstrations against the increase in fuel prices.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Other (e.g. undefined, organisation, community)
- (Arbitrary) Arrest and Detention
- Violence (physical)
- Rights Concerned
- Freedom of assembly
- Freedom of expression
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Right to liberty and security
- Right to Protest
- Monitoring Status
- Event Location
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 23 September 2022, ten students from different universities were arrested by the police after having fired water cannon and teargas for staging a peaceful demonstration in Bandung, Indonesia.