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Security on highest alert as thousands protest result

  • Ghina Galiya and Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, May 22 2019   /  12:47 am
Losing side: Supporters of the People’s Sovereignty National Movement (GNKR) attend a mass rally in front of the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) headquarters on Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Tuesday to protest the results of the 2019 presidential election.(Antara/Galih Pradipta)(GNKR) attend a mass rally in front of the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) headquarters on Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Tuesday to protest the results of the 2019 presidential election.(Antara/Galih Pradipta)

Losing side: Supporters of the People’s Sovereignty National Movement (GNKR) attend a mass rally in front of the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) headquarters on Jl. MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Tuesday to protest the results of the 2019 presidential election.(Antara/Galih Pradipta)The police have raised security measures to the highest level as thousands of demonstrators in Jakarta and several other cities protested against the General Elections Commission (KPU) announcement of the victory of incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and running mate Ma’ruf Amin in the April 17 election.National Police spokesman Brig. Gen. Dedi Prasetyo confirmed that security had been tightened following the official vote tally announcement by the KPU, which was made before the May 22 deadline. “We can confirm the top alert status today,” Dedi was quoted by Antara news agency as sa...