Deadly Expired Tear Gas
Monday, 10 October 2022
Tear gas fired at spectators triggered the Kanjuruhan Stadium tragedy, a result of confused chain of command from the police.
SIMON Zakaria had already sold 35 tickets one week before a soccer match between Arema FC and Persebaya Surabaya at the Kanjuruhan Stadium, Malang, East Java. As the coordinator for Aremania—the name of Arema FC’s fans—in the region of Gadingsari, Malang, he sold the tickets to his close friends at Rp50,000 each. “We only took a profit of Rp3,000 per ticket,” he said.
His friends were excited when they came to the s...
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