JAKARTA - An overwhelming police force of some 1.500 personnel have finally made 49 arrests among members of the radical Islamic FPI (Islamic Defenders Front) in Jakarta after last Sundays attack on a peaceful demonstration in the city. The arrests were done in an orderly manner without any resistance from members of the FPI. The action was directly overseen by the head of the police of Metro Jaya, the Greater Jakarta police, Adang Firman. He first just wanted to arrest 10 people.
Earlier this morning the police transported the 49 people in two trucks for prisoners with numbers 7469 and 7432. They were secured and directly brought to the police headquarters with tight security. Outside the 49 people, police also secured evidence like bamboo sticks, camera's and some sharp weapons. Directly after the arrests were made the entire police force of 1.500 men pulled back, leaving the offices to the FPI again.