There are claims that the killing is mutual. There are claims that it's one sided.
Which one is right?
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The Wikipedia article says:
Although some PKI branches organised resistance and reprisal killings, most went passively to their deaths
Citing this reference I can not access:
McDonald (1980), p. 53; Friend (2003), p. 115.
McDonald, Hamish (1980). Suharto's Indonesia. Melbourne: Fontana Books. ISBN 0-00-635721-0.
Friend, T. (2003). Indonesian Destinies. Harvard University Press. ISBN 0-674-01137-6.