Although the event was not even taking place in their building, on Monday night Laskar Kalimosodo reported the gallery to the police and questioned the owners about their relationship to the LGBT workshop. Even after it was made clear that they were not connected to the LGBT workshop, Laskar Kalimosodo members went on to accuse them of hosting pornographic works at the exhibition and pressured them into removing frescoes created by two of the artists.
"It’s strange, what parts are showing porn? We were forced to remove them because of their insistence," Devie Triasari, one of the exhibit’s organizers, told Tempo.
Early on Tuesday morning police arrived at the gallery and confiscated nine paintings, supposedly in order to prevent further unrest. Or how one group of people can prevent the artistic expressions of another group of people. NOT OK.