An Indonesian football match sparked a stampede that resulted in over a hundred deaths. According to reports, at least 125 people, including 17 children, were killed. Riots erupted following the game, in which host Arema FC of East Java’s Malang city lost 3-2 to Persebaya of Surabaya.
Thousands of disappointed Arema supporters flooded the Kanjuruhan Stadium pitch in protest. They demanded that Arema management explain why this match ended in defeat after 23 years of unbeaten home games.
At some point, the riot police began to respond by firing tear gas onto the pitch and even into the stands, causing panic among the crowd. The stampede resulted in more than 300 casualties being rushed to hospitals, but many died on the way and during treatment.
World football’s governing body, FIFA, prohibits carrying firearms or using crowd control gas by stewards or police in its safety regulations. Amnesty International Indonesia, a human rights group, condemned the state’s security measures for using excessive force to contain and control crowds.
There are already prior records of trouble at matches in Indonesia, with solid rivalries between teams sometimes leading to violence among supporters. Hooliganism has long been rampant in Indonesian football, where fanaticism often ends in violence.
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