A meeting of Marxists was broken up roughly in Bandung.
The seminar, on the theme of "Gerakan Marxis Internasional", the International Marxist Movement, was attended by about 50 people and held at the back of the Ultimus bookshop near the Pasundan university in Bandung on the evening of the 14th of December. It appears that the event was organised by people connected with the website http://rumahkiri.net/. Twenty minutes after it began dozens of "youths" from a group called Persatuan Masyarakat Anti Komunis (Permak), the Anti-Communist Society, descended on the meeting and chased away the participants, who were mostly students.
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Two of the organisers of the Marxist get-together, Marhaen Supratman, real name Haryanto Darmawan, who is visiting from Canada, and Sadikin, or Sodikin, were bustled into a car by the angry mob and later taken to the police station. The police then arrived at the bookshop and arrested a further seven people, Pamuji, Husni, Dany, Fuad, Rilyan, Topan, and Didin. Central Bandung police chief Mashudi later said: tempo
This event doesn't have permission [to be held].
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Last May a similar event occurred in Bandung, when a discussion of the events of 1965/66, in which the Communist Party of Indonesia was violently liquidated, was broken up by another mob of youths. Policeman Mashudi was on duty then as well.