BALI, Indonesia – Hundreds of security forces surrounded a prison on the resort island of Bali on Thursday, firing warning shots and tear gas to quell inmates after a second night of rioting.
There were no immediate reports of injuries.
By late morning, the situation appeared tense but under control.
Prisoners at the Kerobokan jail – which houses drug traffickers, sex offenders and other violent criminals – were freely roaming the compound Wednesday night after chasing out guards in the first round of unrest, said Beny Arjanto, the local police chief.
As midnight neared, some climbed to the top of the watch tower and started throwing rocks and a Molotov cocktail at more than 500 soldiers and police stationed outside.