Indonesian activist offices attacked

Twenty thugs brutally attacked the offices of Political Committee of the Poor — FPRM-PRD in Balikpapan, East Kalimantan on May 17 while activists were present. Police and intelligence agents, who had the offices under surveillance, were seen to join the attack. The afternoon before the attack, three activists from the street buskers union were seized off the street and taken to the police station. It became clear the police wished to intimidate them into not continuing their protests against fuel price rises, with national protests set for May 21. They were beaten during the interrogations and one had his beard set on fire. Send messages of solidarity against this intimidation to: SMS +62 856 5220 8434, email .