Journalist Covering Students Anti-Omnibus Law Protest Assaulted

9 October 2020 08:03 WIB

TEMPO.CO, JakartaA journalist from online news media Suara.com, Peter Rotti, was attacked by police while covering the students' demonstration against the new Job Creation Law at M.H. Thamrin, Central Jakarta, on Thursday, October 8, 2020.

The media chief editor Suwarjono said the incident occurred around 6 p.m. “At that time, Peter was recording several policemen attacking a protester around Transjakarta Bank Indonesia Bus Stop,” he said via a written statement on Thursday.

Peter was with his friend, Adit Rianto S, who is also a videographer. Seeing Peter recording the police brutality, an officer in casual black clothes approached him followed by six other policemen who were later known as Police Mobile Brigade (Brimob) personnel.

They asked for Peter’s camera. But Peter refused and explained his duty as a journalist. The police forced and took the camera. One of them also asked for the camera's memory card. Peter insisted to object to the request and said he would delete the recording.

The police persisted and took the camera. Peter was also dragged while being beaten and kicked by the police.

As the camera was taken, they seized the memory card containing video footage of the student protests around the Horse Statue, Monas area. The camera was then returned to Peter.

Suwarjono condemned such persecution acts against his staff and journalists from other media who met with similar actions. “Journalistic activities are always protected by law,” he said. “I also urge the police to investigate this matter completely.”

Read: Anies Baswedan Worried New COVID-19 Cluster to Emerge from Omnibus Law Protest

SYAILENDRA PERSADA



Police Unveil Online Porn, Gambling Network Worth Hundreds of Billions

37 menit lalu

Police Unveil Online Porn, Gambling Network Worth Hundreds of Billions

Police's Criminal Investigation Agency (Bareskrim) uncovered international online pornography and gambling networks through streaming applications.


Labor Party to Stage Protests on Workers' Rights Next Week

18 jam lalu

Labor Party to Stage Protests on Workers' Rights Next Week

Labor Party will hold massive simultaneous demonstrations at the House of Representatives (DPR) HQ and Greater Jakarta industrial cities.


Pakistan Mosque Blast Kills 100; People Search for Loved Ones

3 hari lalu

Pakistan Mosque Blast Kills 100; People Search for Loved Ones

Distraught relatives thronged hospitals in Pakistan's Peshawar on Tuesday to look for their families a day after a suicide bombing in a crowded mosque


Police Name 4 Suspects in Acute Kidney Injury Case among Children

4 hari lalu

Police Name 4 Suspects in Acute Kidney Injury Case among Children

Bareskrim Polri named four suspects in the case of acute kidney injury which has caused 200 deaths in children.


Road Accident Involving Student and Police Retiree; Metro Jaya Forms Special Team

4 hari lalu

Road Accident Involving Student and Police Retiree; Metro Jaya Forms Special Team

The Metro Jaya Police will form a fact-finding team in relation to the accident between a police retiree and a college student.


Hotman Paris' Assistant Reports Being Assaulted in Gatot Subroto

7 hari lalu

Hotman Paris' Assistant Reports Being Assaulted in Gatot Subroto

Personal assistant of renowned lawyer Hotman Paris Hutapea, filed a police report of an alleged assault by a man with the initials MW.


PKS Considers Deadly Clash at PT GNI Aftermath of Job Creation Law

9 hari lalu

PKS Considers Deadly Clash at PT GNI Aftermath of Job Creation Law

PKS politician Indra assessed that the deadly clash at the nickel smelter facility of PT GNI was the real impact of the Job Creation Law.


Govt to Continue to Support Job Creation, Says Investment Minister

9 hari lalu

Govt to Continue to Support Job Creation, Says Investment Minister

Investment Minister Bahlil Lahadalia says the govt will continue to encourage job creation even though the downstream sector is currently its priority


Imlek Holiday 2023; Jakarta Police Form Teams to Anticipate Congestion

13 hari lalu

Imlek Holiday 2023; Jakarta Police Form Teams to Anticipate Congestion

The police form teams to be deployed to congestion-prone areas in Jakarta and the vicinities during the Imlek holiday.


Police and National Army Personnel Arrest Two Arms Dealer in Papua

14 hari lalu

Police and National Army Personnel Arrest Two Arms Dealer in Papua

Joint personnel of the Indonesian National Army and the National Police managed to foil an arms trade in South Papua.