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Some Indonesian celebrating turns violent

May 26, 2012 at 4:47 PM   |   Comments

JAKARTA, May 26 (UPI) -- Indonesian students mostly celebrated passing the National Exams in traditional ways, but some students in West Java turned violent, officials say.

While students across the country celebrated this weekend by painting each others uniforms and distributing food, students in Garut, West Java, attacked students from other high schools, Antara news agency reported.

In Garut, students from a private vocational school attacked students from other high schools, verifying which school they attended during a parade.

Antara said the students shouted while carrying stones and iron bars, but police dispersed the parade.

In Pamekasan, Madura, vocational students celebrated by giving food to becak (tricycle taxi) drivers and their passengers in front of the school. In Karawang, West Java, Islamic school students celebrated by painting their uniforms with spray paint and markers, Antara said.

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