Clash at Legian Club Injures One
A brawl erupted on Sunday night between security officers at a Legian nightclub and a group trying to force their way onto the premises, police said.
Six men attempted to enter the 61 Legian complex in the heart of Kuta’s night scene and were prevented by security because they did not have admission tickets.
The men, described as “tattooed and heavily built,” produced machetes and a clash erupted, sending at least one of them to hospital with head wounds.
Tourists at the location and local residents fled the scene when the fighting broke out, witnesses said.
A security guard at the police sealed-off premises on Monday morning told The Bali Times that the group that turned up were from Karangasem regency in east Bali.
“They wanted to enter but they didn’t want to buy tickets,” he said. “They were told to buy tickets but didn’t want to, and then they became angry and started fighting.”
Police were called to the scene and restored order.
“Our officers are investigating the motive of this attack. We have not yet gotten information from the victim because he is still in intensive care,” Kuta Police chief Wimboko said.
61 Legian is home to a number of clubs, including the well-known Sky Garden. A similar clash at the nightspot broke out earlier this year between rival security guards.
It is expected to remain closed for at least two days.Filed under: Arts & Entertainment