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Jakarta Post

Police disperse crowd attempting to hold first 'people power' rally

  • Ghina Ghaliya and Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, May 10, 2019   /  06:29 am
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Retired Army Strategic Reserves commander Maj. Gen. Kivlan Zein (center) leads a rally demanding that the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) disqualify President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo from the presidential race.( Antara/Aditya Pradana Putra)

The police dispersed Thursday a group of Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno supporters that attempted to hold a rally demanding that President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin be disqualified from the presidential race. Initiated by National Mandate Party (PAN) politician Eggi Sudjana and retired Army general Kivlan Zen, the protestors, grouped under the People's Elements for Justice and Truth (Gerak), gathered at their meeting point at Lapangan Banteng Park, Central Jakarta, at 12:30 p.m. before moving to the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) at around 2 p.m. to deliver their demands on the street. The rally was supposed to head to the General Election...