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Police fire warning shots near Ahok’s place of detention

People stand outside the National Police’s Mobile Brigade detention center in Depok, West Java, on Dec. 2, 2016. (Antara/Indrianto Eko Suwarso)
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An unidentified man tried on Wednesday to breach the security perimeter at the National Police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) headquarters in Depok, West Java, where non-active Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama is being detained.

National Police spokesperson Sr. Comr. Awi Setiyono said on Wednesday that the unidentified person did not stop when officers warned him not to enter Gate 2 of the headquarters.

“Brimob officers told him to not to enter the gate but he ignored them,” said Awi as quoted by

The person start running instead, he said.

“We concluded that he was trying to trespass and we therefore fired warning shots in his direction,” he said.

The officers proceeded to arrest and question the man. His motive is unknown.

Also on Wednesday, renowned poet and man of letters Goenawan Mohamad visited Brimob headquarters to demonstrate support for Ahok.

Goenawan, who carried a white rose, said he believed that Ahok’s verdict had nothing to do with blasphemy and was more of a political ploy related to the gubernatorial election. Source:

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