Monday, 16 September 2019 | 15:04 WIB

Mobile Police Brigade Shoot Tear Gas to Disperse Crowd at Jl. MH Thamrin

Mobile Police Brigade Shoot Tear Gas to Disperse Crowd at Jl. MH Thamrin (netralnews)

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Police officers from the Brimob unit have again shot several rounds of tear gas into the air to disperse the crowd in front of the Indonesian Election Supervisory Body (Bawaslu) building on Wednesday (5/22/2019) night.

At 9:40 pm Indonesian western time, Brimob troops armed with long barrels came out of the Bawaslu building to fire tear gas into the air to disperse the crowd.

From the observation, the Brimob troops still remained around the Bawaslu building.

Current conditions are still monitored hot around Bawaslu heading to Monas. Likewise, around Bawaslu headed for Jalan Wahid Hasyim, behind the Sarinah building.

Meanwhile, a number of protesters still threw bottles, stones and firecrackers at the security forces.

The tear gas shot was not realized by most of the demonstrators who were sitting around Wisma Mandiri and in front of the Ministry of Religion building on Jalan Thamrin, around 9:40 p.m.

The tear gas shots did not only affect the demonstrators but also some members of the TNI who were at the time around Wisma Mandiri.

They then ran away avoiding tear gas and even some of them jumped over the guardrail at Wisma Mandiri.

Some of the protesters then ran towards Jalan Kebon Sirih, Jalan Agus Salim or Jalan Sabang. A number of ambulances then paced the victims to be rushed to a number of nearby hospitals.