May 1, 2010
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>Angry news from Bulgaria – April 2010

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02.04.2010 Unknown persons tried to set on fire a city council building in the city of Plovdiv in the middle of the night. The entrance door was severely burned.

06.04.2010 City of Kurdjali. Someone throw acid on a capitalist company car. Probably fired ex-workers from the same company.

08.04.2010 City of Dupnica. A man stole a police car right from the police station. Policemen started to chase him. The man crashed the police car and it exploded. The man escaped from the fire but he was arrested by the police.

15.04.2010 Small village of Kochan close to the border with Greece. There was a greek sewing company there. That night the owner of the company tried to load all the machines on trucks and move to another location (probably back to Greece). As workers heard this they came to the factory and occupied it. In previous months there was a lot of cases when foreign companies quit its work in Bulgaria, left the country and did not paid last salaries of its workers. This time this was not the case – workers occupied the factory until they received their money.

As we already mentioned in previous news in march a single woman managed to rob a bank in the city of Pleven. Unfortunately police managed to identify her on a security camera tape although she was disguised. They arrested her. It turns out that she is not a dangerous criminal neither a psychopath. She is an ordinary teacher. Now she can be sentenced up to 10 years in prison although this is her first “criminal act” and she has done it because of the misery (average salary of a teachers in Bulgaria is around 200 euro). But now she is the real people’s hero of the day!

April 30, 2010
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>Free the Anarchist Dimitrakis – demo from Berlin also..

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the leaflet discribing the demand

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the leaflet discribing the demand
distributed in Berlin

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http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2010/04/449934.html
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2010/04/450021.html

from the social struggles against IMF in Athens
http://www.indymedia.org.uk/en/2010/04/450065.html

April 30, 2010
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>Wellcoming IMF in ATHENS , today SYNDAGMA square

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29.04.2010

an out of the blue , not program demo is ending with clashes with the Police this evening





an out of the blue , not program demo is ending with clashes with the Police this evening,

3 hours just after the publication of the IMF measures proposed (and accepted) to the Greek goverment of the socialist PASOK

April 30, 2010
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>nike adverts got fucked with in south london. 30/4

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Today we took up Nike’s call to ‘claim your streets’ by vandalising 8 of their phonebox adverts in the south london area. We did it for a number of reasons and suggest that others take up the call.

we had an awesome time, improvising slogans and tactics as we went. give it a go!

See y’all on the streets tomorrow

xoxoxoxox

some birds

April 30, 2010
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>alexis Grigoropoulos trial from the greek press 30/4

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Exarchia attack athens 30/4

Vandals broke into the political office of Deputy Environment Minister Thanos Moraitis in Exarchia, central Athens, yesterday. The five assailants wore hoods and used hammers to cause extensive damage.


A court in Amfissa hearing the trial of two policemen implicated in the fatal shooting of teenager Alexis Grigoropoulos in December 2008 is unlikely to reach a verdict by June 6, by which date the officers will be eligible for release, as they will have reached the 18-month limit on being held in custody. Sources said that the court still has to hear from 15 witnesses, including forensic experts.

April 29, 2010
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>Media propaganda: french people in Greece

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    As usual, after or before a trial or the vote of a new law, the main press publishes analysis about the „anarcho-autonomes“ new theory. They also talk about „anarchists“ or „UltraLeft“, trying to define people with acts and books.
    This new definition of the revoltees mainly appeared after the first arrests under anti-terrorism accusation, in January 2008 ( see HERE).

And now, for the April 28th call in solidariy with the greek prisonner Giannis Dimitrakis, France info* published its ideas. We learn some „french anarchists“ travel in Greece to learn how to fight ( there, their Ultraleft homologous teach them the urban guerilla methods). And then we learn with astonishment that the DCRI (secret police for information and action) is now interested in these people. The excuse, of course, is the last demonstration in Poitiers**, in October. More than 300 people walked the streets by surprise, all full masked and disguised, using the excuse of a Carnabal at the same moment. That demonstration was an answer to a prisonners transfert to the new prison of Vivonne. The other excuse for this new watch, are the last attacks at ATM’s and banks, „these last months“. And press to add: „since then, police made out some UltraLeft activists (sic) often stay in Athens. During the house-search, they found some documents showing they stood in Greece“. Then we are offered a nice historical lesson about Exharchia, and december 2008 revolt. Of course, internet is one more time introduced as a plateform to spread violence: calls for the liberation of the 70 people arrested at the Exharchia razzia, and in solidarity with Giannis Dimitrakis. The article ends with a parallel on Tarnac case, explaining that durnig the first investigations, police didn‘t understand why the main suspect (Julien Coupat) has travelled in Thessalonique.

* The UltraLeft at the greek school, France info April 28th
** see article and pics HERE

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April 28, 2010
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>Uprising in Malmo

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April 29th, 2010

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Unrest erupted in the Malmö district of Rosengård on Wednesday evening with police forced to seal off the area before regaining control of the situation.

Some 20 police units, a total of 50 officers, were deployed to the troubled Malmö suburb to try to calm the situation as around 20 youths rampaged through the district leaving a spate of fires and vandalism.

“We have concluded that there were a total of five fires. A couple of cars, as well as a recycling station, were some of the things burning,” Peter Martinsson at Skåne police told the Dagens Nyheter daily.

Police were called to the area in the vicinity of Ramels väg in Rosengård at around 9pm on Wednesday. Residents of the area had become concerned over the gangs of young people and feared that fighting would break out.

Fire fighters were obliged to seek a police escort as they were subjected to stone throwing while battling to put out the fires in various parts of the district.

The police have confirmed that they considered the situation had been brought under control during Wednesday night and were able to withdraw their units.

April 28, 2010
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>Two Greek embassies attacked

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GREEK embassies have come under attack in international solidarity actions supporting a jailed anarchist.

Reports the Latin American Herald Tribune: “Four people were injured and five others arrested in a clash between police and a group of protesters who threw stones and fire bombs at the Greek Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentine police said.

“The protesters are members of an anarchist group that is demanding the release of Giannis Dimitrakis, a Greek anarchist sentenced to 35 years in prison for a 2006 attack on a bank in Athens.

“Three police officers and one of the detained protesters were hospitalized for treatment of wounds sustained in the disturbance.

“The clash started when demonstrators tried to set fire Tuesday to the door of the embassy, which is located in the La Recoleta district.”

Meanwhile, Earth Times reports an attack on the Greek embassy in Prague, Czech Republic.

It says: “Unknown perpetrators hurled a flammable substance in the garden of the Greek embassy in Prague early Thursday, likely to protest the jailing of an anarchist in Greece, officials and an embassy source said.

“The resulting fire consumed a bush and damaged the embassy’s entrance door, said Pavlina Adamcova, a spokeswoman for the city’s firefighters.

“Police said the embassy was empty during the attack, which took place shortly after midnight and caused damage amounting to 20,000 koruny (1,036 dollars).”

It adds that the protesters sprayed the anarchist A and the name Giannis on the building’s wall.

April 27, 2010
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>communique claiming responsibility for arson in Hania Crete greece

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“If i turned to robberys, it wasnt for the profit. It was a matter of principal, a matter of justice.
I prefered to maintain my freedom, my independence, my dignity as a human being, than to become a creator of wealth for my boss” Marius Jacob (French illegalist) There are people, that deny the capitalist ideology that has settled in most people’s mind as a given characteristic of human nature, and look for ways to slip away from its everyday paranoia.
The robbing of a bank is a practice that cancels in the most immediate way, the relationship between boss and “slave”, abuser and abused. Since it allows the subject to control in its own its time and appetite for creation, without dying slowly in the workcamps increasing the profits of the bosses (big and small).
It denys giving away this whole life to this unfair economic system, begging for crums in order to survive. It’s a part of the generalized attack against the rotten world of submission and part of the plan for its destruction.
Of course, a robbery of a bank just to acquire more consumerist goods, is not an action against what exists but an action that conserves it. In the end it’s the subject that defines the action.
[…..] On april 28th, G.Dimitrakis, who is accused of expropriating the National Bank of Greece on Solwnos Street in Athens on January 16/2006, passed again through the court desks to appeal against the first sentence and was sent away one more time to face the justice system. In an act of solidarity, we let the fire and not the court “judge” his life’s choices.
So on the morning of April 27th, we put an explosive device in front of the door of the Emporiki Bank near the courts in Hania.
P.S. 1 : Solidarity to the 3 comrades wanted for the same case and to A. Bonnano, CH. Stratigopoulos, G.Voutsis-Vogiatzis and to all those who chose to attack the temples of money.
P.S. 2: We are waiting impatiently for the political tumble of the system and the radicalisation of society for a class, antistate war.
Defusion of Guerilla thought

April 25, 2010
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>Serco goverment services office attacked in london!

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24/4

A 3 Molotov cocktail was thrown at a Serco government services building in London Enfield area on Friday at 00.00 midnight!. Serco are a giant corporation who profit from the industrial prison complex. Fire to the Prisons. For Lambro fountas kill by cops in Athens we want to continue what he started.
Freedom to all the comrades in prison: Giannis Dimitrakis, G. Boutzis, H. Nikolau, P. Georgiadis, B. Chrisohoidis, C. Stratigopolous and Alfredo Bonanno.
Immediate freedom to Massura Hadimikelaki
Solidarity to all those under arrest accused for the Conspiracy of Cells of Fire.
And to the all anarchists comrades in prison everywhere!

WE ARM – WE AIM – WE FIRE…
BECAUSE WE ARE AT WAR

Black Fever Gang

April 24, 2010
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Call for Solidarity for imprisoned anarchist Giannis Dimitrakis Assembly for Solidarity (Athens

Call for Solidarity for imprisoned anarchist Giannis  Dimitrakis   Assembly for Solidarity (Athens
clik to read… from the comrades from greece

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“THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM IS STRONGER THAN THEIR PRISONS!”

April 24, 2010
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Dear comrades

On the occasion of the European Summit, celebrated in the Spanish State due to the rotating presidency of the EU, an anticapitalist and antiauthoritarian group has decided not to remain silent in view of the provocations the power in charge of the world crisis has implemented. We are ready to denounce the hypocrisy and the falsity of those who govern and to make hear the voice of the oppressed ones by any means necessary.

During this June, leaders of different countries will come to Barcelona, among them members of the European Union or other states, such as Israel and Egypt, in order to treat topics like immigration, energy, trading, social control, tourism… This set of meetings does not have any other goal than to consolidate their power and manage the economic crisis inherent in the capitalist system to support the social peace.

From this anticapitalist group, we would like to make an international call so everybody who has the chance could come to Barcelona between May, the 29th and June, the 7th in order to fight the established powers and break the silence of the social peace.

During these days, it has been organized a set of acts, mobilizations and talks which make an anti-summit days, reflecting on immigration, social control, etc, topics appeared in the official summit but the other way round, dealing with the autonomous, libertarian and combative point of view. From this group we invite all comrades to join the efforts and organize themselves against the established system.

Salute and keep on fighting!

BurnCapitalismNow@riseup.net

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Benvolgudes companyes

Amb motiu de la Cimera Europea per la Unió de la Mediterrània que se celebrarà a l’Estat espanyol per la presidència de torn del govern de Zapatero, un col·lectiu anticapitalista i antiautoritari ha decidit no quedar-se callat davant les provocacions del poder culpable de la crisi mundial i està disposat a denunciar la hipocresia i la falsedat dels que manen i a fer sentir la veu dels oprimits pels mitjans que calguin.

Durant el mes de juny, acudiran a Barcelona els caps d’estat de diferents països entre ells els membres de la Unió Europea o altres Estats com Israel i Egipte per tractar temes com immigració, energies, comerç, control social, turisme… Aquest seguit de reunions no tenen altre objectiu que consolidar el seu poder i gestionar la crisi econòmica inherent al sistema capitalista per mantenir la pau social.

Des d’aquest col·lectiu anticapitalista fem una crida internacional per tal que tothom qui pugui vingui a Barcelona entre els dies 29 de maig i 7 de juny per combatre els poders establerts i trencar el silenci de la pau social.

A Barcelona durant aquells dies s’han organitzat un seguit d’actes, mobilitzacions i xerrades que conformaran una contra cimera en que es tractaran els mateixos temes que a la cimera “oficial” però des del punt de vista autònom, llibertari, combatiu. Des del col·lectiu convidem a totes les companyes a unir forces i autoorganitzar-se contra el sistema establert.

Salut i que la lluita continuï!!!

BurnCapitalismNow@riseup.net

April 23, 2010
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>23/4/ For the

>“conspiracy cells of fire” with the only evidence her fingerprints in the Halandri house in Athens. On 23 September 2009 an apartment in the neighbourhood of Halandri is raided by the police, and almost directly afterwards Haris Hatzimikelakis, Panayiotis Massouras, Manos G. and Myrto P. are arrested on the charge of being members of the organization “Conspiracy of Cells of Fire”. The apartment is named by the security police “terrorist haunt”, thus incriminating anyone that had been inside. The first three of the aforementioned are held in pretrial detention, while a series of other arrests and warrants are issued based on ridiculous and baseless charges. This story about the apartment in Halandri is like a test-tube; what is being attempted is to incriminate bonds of friendship/ comradeship, to hold radical persons hostages and to act as a constant threat for potential arrests, prosecutions and incarcerations. And today the decision for Kostantina from the state is to keep her inside…. another comrade in the hands of the enemy…..

Freedom to the imprisoned in relation to the case of Halandri
Immediate dropping of charges. Fire to the prisons!

April 23, 2010
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LINK TO READ THE STORY OF THE BANK ROBBERY

even if prisons were trasformed from human storerooms
into luxury hotels even if the prisoners of all prisons are
satisfied with ” reduced sentences” even if the everyday
betings of prisoners are replaced by sly agreements and
assimilated by correctional policies in accordance with the
” human rights” model, even if ”whit cells”turn ”pink”
and heroin gives way to methadone we will remain forever
enemies of every structure tht denies us our freedom.

Yannis Dimitrakis, Giorgos Voutsis-Vogiatzis, Polykarpos Georgiadis

GIANNHS DIMITRAKHS
KLEISTH FYLAKH DOMOKOY
T.K. 35010
FTHIOTIDA GREECE

This attack is dedicated to the comrade Giannis Dimitrakis

who is found incarcerated for

the expropriation of ETE bank on Solonos street.

WE ARM – WE AIM – WE FIRE…
BECAUSE WE ARE AT WAR

Black Fever Gang

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Appel à solidarité G. Dimitrakis, 28/04/10 [français]

Appel à solidarité G. Dimitrakis, 28/04/10 [français]
CLIK TO READ MORE….

April 22, 2010
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>Tamara set free!

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April 22, 2010

Our comrade Tamara walked out of Brians prison this morning. Thanks to all who supported her in one way or another.

Not much more is known right now. We imagine that some of the appeals for provisional liberty pending trial have been granted, although we cannot confirm this. It’s likely that she will still have to face a lengthy judicial process.

LET’S HOPE ALL OUR ABDUCTED COMRADES SOON ESCAPE THE BEAST’S CLUTCHES.

April 22, 2010
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>Solidarity Demo at Prison, Milton, Ontario (Canada)

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(Posted here)

On Sunday, April 18th, 40-50 Anarchists and their friends held a noise demo in solidarity with prisoners locked up at the Maplehurst Correctional Complex and Vanier Center for Women. This superprison is located 30 minutes west of Toronto. As the march began, the front sign into the prison was spray-painted with the slogans “against prison” and “against police.” We walked around the (large) perimeter of the institution with banners, yelling fierce chants, lighting fireworks and banging on drums. The prisoners mirrored our excitement with powerful rhythmic banging, yelling and cheering. This enthusiastic response was felt deep in our crew. We were inspired to see the immediate and tangible result of our solidarity. The cops and screws were certainly not pleased with our presence there (and we certainly are never pleased with their presence anywhere). Despite the cops’ intentions, no arrests were made. On the way out we cut through the parking lot to distribute flyers.

Here is the speech that was read through a megaphone twice – once next to Vanier, and again near the maximum security wing of Maplehurst:

“There are about 1900 people locked inside this provincial superprison. Over 2/3 of whom are awaiting trial and haven’t even been convicted of a crime.

“The reason I’m here today is to express solidarity with prisoners locked behind these walls, and all prisoners fighting for freedom. I want the people inside Maplehurst and Vanier to know that they are not alone; that we are thinking of them out here, and we desire to destroy these cages with them. With all its violence and cruelty, repression and isolation, surveillance and harassment, prison is a daily reality that can’t be ignored or tolerated.

“Ultimately, the reason I’m standing here is because I want freedom. Not just this shitty excuse for ‘freedom’ we are offered on the ‘outside’ as long as we stay confined within the realm of acceptable behavior. I want a lot more than that. I want freedom from rape culture and patriarchy, police repression and court battles. I want freedom from borders and deportations, colonization and racism, and freedom from the State constantly dictating my choices.

“We can gain strength to fight for a world that we want to see, and challenge each other to create it. The dim reality that is this fucked up world can be confronted, as the function of prison can be weakened by our solidarity.

“I want to express solidarity with Giannis Dimitrakis, a bank robber and anarchist revolutionary from Greece who has an appeal to his 35 year sentence coming up on April 28. I also want to express solidarity with comrades in Vancouver facing repression and charges for the resistance during the Olympics. This is for all our comrades in Greece and everywhere who are rising up real fierce to tear down the prison-world. Across borders and oceans we can inspire each other and share struggle.

“There are no ‘humane’ forms of incarceration and punishment. Because the one thing the state can never give us is our freedom. This we will always have to take for ourselves.

“THE PASSION FOR FREEDOM IS STRONGER THAN THEIR PRISONS!”

Here are some chants to share:

“In Every City, In Every Town, Burn Their Prisons To The Ground!”

“They Can Take Our Lives Away, But Not Our Dignity! Our Hearts Will Pound Against The Walls, Until We Are All Free!”

“Prisoners Everywhere, Solidarity and Love! Against The Violence of Capital, Our Struggle Is One!”

“Maplehurst and Everywhere, Fire To The Prisons!”

“Milton To Greece, Fuck The Police!”

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April 21, 2010
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>Solidarity with Milan

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April 12th, Dijon: arson of three vans of the Red Cross

In Dijon on April 12th, three vans of the Red Cross caught fire and a wall has been decorated with “ manages and makes profit of ghettos for poor“.

Because localy and internationaly the Red Cross carries out the same rotten role, concerning the management of the poor populations. Humanitarian help, this „big market“ of specialists who construct their prestige and money with it, have beeter to keep their space, preventing if it’s needed the concerned people from helping directly each other.

Their tools of (re)pression couldn‘t stop the revoltees ( ‚antiterrorist‘ investigation about the solidarity actions for the prisoners of the prisons for migrants, in Paris, Turin, or any prison…). Indeed, one of the italian rentention center (CIE), managed by the Red Cross has mainly burnt on March 29th. In the CIE of Milan, other prisoners started a hunger/smoke strike to show their solidarity.

No social misery nor co-managers! Let’s feed ourselves with what they deign to drop, and muffle them with their crumbs.
Solidarity with all the revoltees,imprisonned, free and/or hounded by the cops.
Nice escape to the escapees!

< Indymedia Nantes
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-Bouygues, Red Cross, Frontex, Sodhexo…
See HERE about the deportation collaborators ( a list of all the companies participating to this business).

– About the arrestees in Italy, because involved in the anti-racist struggle, see HERE

– Solidarity from Vincennes prisonners support committee to the italian arrestees, HERE

April 20, 2010
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>Indonesia: Land dispute turns into urban warfare in North Jakarta, 3 dead and 150 injured

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Jakarta – At least three people dead and 150 wounded. That is the toll from clashes yesterday in North Jakarta. Thousands of residents turned to urban warfare against 2 thousand public officials, backed by the police. The violence was unleashed by a dispute over land in sub-Koja district, near the port of Tanjung Priok. Rumors that officials demolished the tomb of a famous 18th century Islamic preacher also contributed to exacerbate the Muslims.

Overnight Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono called a press conference at the palace, calling on citizens to remain calm. “I am very sorry – said the head of state – for the violence that occurred in North Jakarta”. The President has ordered the governor of the capital, Fauzi Bowo to initiate detailed investigations on the matter. Meanwhile, one thousand police officers are guarding the city hall in central Jakarta, in an area not far from the offices of Vice-President of Indonesia and the U.S. embassy.

The origin of the clashes is a dispute over a plot of land – 20 square meters wide – near the busiest port in the country: the Tanjung Priok Export-Import, north of the capital. The area is in the sights of PT Pelindo, a company which runs the airport that aims to take over the property to build a road and rail link to the port. Injunctions by public officials to demolish illegal houses were met by a residents protest complete with machetes, sticks, swords and small arms.

Meanwhile, the ethnic Chinese community – the victim of a harsh attack in 1998, costing thousands of lives and destroying millions of business – is on alert for fear of further violence. The commercial heart of the capital is in fact only three kilometers from the area where the clashes occurred. Yesterday, demonstrators blocked vehicles and forced drivers to show identity cards, looking for plainclothes police officers or public officials.

The local Muslims ire has been further exacerbated by a rumour that officials – known by the nickname Satpol PP – demolished the tomb of Habib Hasan bin Muhammad Al Hadad, a famous 18th century Muslim preacher, the protagonist of the spread of Islam in Java.

Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo immediately intervened in an attempt to calm the waters, stressing that the administration has no intention of infringing on the place of worship sacred to all Muslims of North Jakarta. President Yudhoyono finally ordered the immediate cancellation of the plan to demolish of homes in the disputed zone.


Jakarta Police refuse to respond on clash containment failure accusation

Jakarta Police spokesman said Saturday that the institution would further evaluate Wednesday’s deadly clash in North Jakarta, refusing to respond on accusation that the police had failed to help contain the conflict.

“We have to look first; what caused [the clash]; who was responsible,” Sr. Comr. Boy Rafli Amar, the spokesman, said as quoted by tempointeraktif.com.

The riot in Koja, North Jakarta, claimed the lives of three public order officers and injured at least 128 people. The clash erupted as the public order officers attempted to seize an Islamic leader memorial complex.

Earlier on Saturday, Hotman Sinambela, a top official at the Public Order Agency accused that the police had left his subordinates as clash broke out, leaving public order officers to their own devices.

Jakarta Governor Fauzi Bowo had suspended Public Order Agency head Harianto Badjoeri.

The clash was triggered by a land dispute between state-owned port operator PT Pelindo II and the self-proclaimed heirs of revered Muslim figure, Arif Billah Hasan bin Muhammad Al Hadad, whose tomb used to be located at the memorial complex on the land.