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A Fight Between Military Personnel And Civilians Broke Out In Bali

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 A fight between Bali military officers and civilians broke out in Sidatapa village, Buleleng on Monday morning (23/8).

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 A video of an incident that occurred between the army and civilians went viral on social media, showing acts of violence during an operation to swab test random people that was conducted by the Buleleng Covid-19 Handling Task Force in Sidatapa on Monday morning around 10:30am. After the incidents, both sides claimed that they were assaulted first  before the fight broke out, causing them to suffer minor injuries.

(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

After the incident, the Head of the Buleleng Military Officer 1609, Leutenant Colonel (Letkol) Inf. Windra Lisrianto who led the operation and was also assaulted by civilians. A report regarding the incident that caused him and several other military officers to suffer minor injuries was made with the police department. On the other hand, one of the civilians shared details of the incident on social media, where he and his friend were allegedly assaulted first by the military officers when they tried to stop the civilians motorbike as he wasn’t wearing a facemask in a public area. “I was panicked when they tried to stop me, so I attempted to run away but the army managed to stop us and began to assault us.” the civilian said.


 Shortly after, when the civilian’s uncle arrived and tried to stop the army from assaulting his nephew, the army allegedly also started beating up his uncle at the scene. Meanwhile, Letkol Windra hasn’t announced any official statement regarding the incident as he already reported the incident to the Buleleng Police department on Monday evening around 9:30pm. “I’ll give further details once I finish my report.” Letkol Windra said. Mediation between the two sides has yet to be successful.

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(Image: ©The Bali Sun – I Wayan Yatika)

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Wednesday 25th of August 2021

And the moral of the story is ?????? WEAR YOUR FREEKIN MASK!!!!! Why do some people think they are so special that they do not have to obey the laws. The only way to get back to normal is for everyone to do their part and wear a mask.

J West

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

Panic is setting in from on high.

Wayan Bo

Wednesday 25th of August 2021

They should all together fight against COVID-19 and not against each other’s.


Wednesday 25th of August 2021

@Wayan Bo, that could be said in the West too...chuckles. Freedom is at stake for most who's choice and right could be taken away. My right and my body.