Police fail to protect Papuan students during peaceful protest in Denpasar, Bali

Members of the nationalist group ‘Patriot Garuda Nusantara’ (PGN) organisation attacked a group of protesters with stones and wooden sticks next to the Tourism Faculty of the Udayana University in Denpasar, Bali province, on 1 April 2024, around 10:00 am. At least ten protesters were reportedly injured during the incident (see photos and table below, source: AMP). The peaceful demonstration was organised by the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP). According to the AMP protesters, plainclothes police officers monitored the location since 8:00 am but failed to protect the protesters from the mob attack. The PGN members tore the banners apart and pushed the AMP supporters back until the AMP crowd dispersed.

Table with protesters injured during the attack by members of the ‘Patriot Garuda Nusantara’ organisation in Denpasar on 1 April 2024

NoNameAdditional information
1WemiSustained a head injury after being hit by a stone
2GabiSustained a head injury after a PGN member punched him; he was also hit by a stone
3YohanesSustained wound on the head after being hit by a stone
4YunoSustained bleeding head injury after being hit by a stone
5BolikamSustained bleeding injury on the finger after being hit with a bamboo stick
6ErikSustained bleeding injury on the foot after being hit by a stone
7PamanSustained bleeding injury on the foot after being hit by a stone
8KepnoSustained bleeding injury on the calf after being hit by a stone and was beaten by PGN members
9TapoHe was beaten by a PGN member with a stick and sustained an injury on the hand
10AmpixSustained a head injury after a PGN member punched him; he was also hit by a stone on the back

Protesters injured during PGN attack on 1 April 2024

PGN members attacking AMP supporters in Denpasar on 1 April 2024

Detailed Case Data
name of the location: Tourism Faculty of the Udayana University (-8.66543380713278, 115.234071438759)
administrative region: Indonesia, Bali Province, Denpasar City
total number of victims: ten
period of incident: 01.04.2024
perpetrator: other
perpetrator details: members of the nationalist group ‘Patriot Garuda Nusantara’ (PGN)
Issues: freedom of peaceful assembly, indigenous peoples, ill-treatment
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NumberName, DetailsGenderAgeGroup AffiliationViolations
1Wemimaleunknownactivistill-treatment
1Gabiunknownunknownactivistill-treatment
1Yohanesmaleunknownactivistill-treatment
1Yunomale1unknownactivistill-treatment
1Bolikammaleunknownactivistill-treatment
1Erikmaleunknownactivistill-treatment
1Pamanmaleunknownactivistill-treatment
1Kepnomaleunknownactivistill-treatment
1Tapomaleunknownactivistill-treatment
1Ampixmaleunknownactivistill-treatment