Police and rioters face off in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, late Friday (04/11). (Antara Photo/Hafidz Mubarak A)

Police Name 13 Suspects, 16 at Large, Following Anti-Ahok Rioting


NOVEMBER 06, 2016

Jakarta. Police have named 13 suspects following Friday night (04/11) rioting in Penjaringan, North Jakarta, after a massive protest against Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama.

Jakarta Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Awi Setiyono told reporters on Sunday (06/11) that 13 among 16 people who were arrested on Friday have been named suspects for various crimes.

Four were named suspects for robbery at a minimarket. meanwhile eight others were accused of attacking police officers. A man was also charged after burning a motorcycle during the riot.

Three others were released without charge.


However, police are still pursuing 16 others who allegedly committed crimes during the riots which rattled the city's ethnic Chinese community.

Rioting kicked off after police dispersed a massive rally which saw thousands descend on the streets of Central Jakarta.