Police seize weapons from soccer fans

Jakarta Police seized dozens of weapons, including daggers and sharpened spears, from supporters of Persija Jakarta soccer club, during a crackdown on Jl. Gatot Subroto of South Jakarta, on Tuesday.

Thousands of orange-emblazoned Persija supporters (known as Jak Mania) from Greater Jakarta, many crowded onto the roofs of buses, descended on Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Central Jakarta to watch a game between Persija and Persipura of Jayapura, Papua.

Buses carrying the fans were forced to enter Jakarta Police Headquarters' compound where officers searched for weapons.

Weapons were confiscated and displayed at Jakarta Police’s Traffic Management Center, tempointeraktif.com reported.