Indonesia’s Presidential Guard tackled and appeared to punch and kick a student on Friday as he attempted to protest against the government’s increasingly dismal record fighting against corruption.
Television footage showed the university student, identified as Iqbal Jabarudin, chairman of the Islamic Students Union Association (HIMA Persis), as running across a field toward a podium containing Vice President Boediono, who was watching a traditional dance during a Youth Pledge Ceremony at the Siliwangi Stadium in Bandung.
The footage, on MetroTV, shows a total of at least 13 Paspampres guards appearing to tackle, kick and punch Iqbal him as they drag him from the field.
The station reported that the student was carrying a poster demanding that President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Boediono either eradicate corruption and uphold the law, or step down.
Presidential Guards Appear to Beat Anticorruption Protester | The Jakarta Globe.