Indonesian police dispersed a crowd of around 500 students on Wednesday. The protesters gathered outside a Jakarta university to voice their views on a debate by Indonesia's government over a criminal investigation into a bank bailout.
A fight broke out between the two groups when some of the protesters threw rocks and blocked traffic. One group supports the investigation while the other does not.
Police fired tear gas to disperse the crowds.
On Wednesday, a parliamentary debate followed an inquiry into the $720 million U.S. dollar rescue of Bank Century that offered two conflicting recommendations.
One found the bank rescue was justified. The other called for the Finance Minister and the Vice President to face criminal investigation for authorizing the bailout in late 2008, at the height of the financial crisis.
A majority of parties said yesterday they supported a legal probe. A formal vote was expected in the evening.