A British man has been arrested for causing a public disturbance at a memorial ceremony to mark the 20th anniversary of the Bali Bombing.
The suspect has been named as Taylor Delorean, 41, and he was detained after reportedly spreading conspiracy theories at the 2002 Bali Bombing memorial held at Ground Zero Monument in Kuta, Bali, Indonesia.
He reportedly appeared at the ceremony carrying pamphlets titled ‘The Truth About Bali Bombings’ at around 2.30pm on Wednesday, 12th October.
Media reported that he traumatised the praying mourners as he blathered unproven theories about what really happened in the attacks.
But when the attendees politely asked him to leave, he reportedly kept on shouting, which ultimately led to his arrest.
A survivor of the terrorist attack – Thiolina Marpaung, 48 – confirmed that the disturbance occurred while survivors and mourners prayed together in a moment of silence.
Marpaung said: “If there is anything that Taylor Delorean wants to address, [he should] address it elegantly.”
She remembered how the attack temporarily blinded her as shards of glass pierced her eyes before an ambulance brought her to a local hospital along with the other victims.
Marpaung added: “I was traumatised by the sound of ambulance sirens.”
Another mourner, named Sri Ayu, told local media: “We panicked. Fortunately, he was finally arrested.”
Bali Police spokesman Stefanus Satake Bayu Setianto reported that Delorean is currently under investigation.
The 12th October 2002 attack led by Islamist terrorist group Jemaah Islamiyah took the lives of 202 people and injured 209 more.
Casualties included 88 Australians, 38 Indonesians, 23 Britons, and people of more than 20 other nationalities.
After the incident, a number of Jemaah Islamiyah members were convicted in relation to the bombings, while three individuals received the death penalty.