A journalist in Makassar was assaulted by suspected members of a local motorcycle gang late on Sunday.
Andri Jufri, a cameraman for Makassar TV, said he stopped his motorcycle to reply to a text message when he was approached by a man who abruptly hit him. Seconds later, members of a local bike gang attacked him.
Andri was saved by a local resident and he went to the Botoala subdistrict police office to report the incident.
Mardiana Rusli, chairman of the local chapter of the Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI), said that his office would support Andri throughout police’s investigation process.