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Jakarta Post

City life disrupted as protesters go on rampage

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 23 2019   /  12:33 am
Stopped in their tracks: Vehicles are forced to a halt as police temporarily close down a toll road in Slipi, West Jakarta, on Wednesday to prevent mass rioting from spreading further. The crowd control measures caused a severe traffic jam.(JP/Jerry Adiguna)(JP/Jerry Adiguna)

Stopped in their tracks: Vehicles are forced to a halt as police temporarily close down a toll road in Slipi, West Jakarta, on Wednesday to prevent mass rioting from spreading further. The crowd control measures caused a severe traffic jam.(JP/Jerry Adiguna)The usually jam-packed roads in the capital have become deserted, as many workers decided, or were forced, to work from home for security reasons after election result protests in Central Jakarta turned ugly late on Tuesday through Wednesday afternoon.Workers were allowed to depart their offices early as the protests in the capital intensified.Start-up employee Balthazar Isra, who works in Mega Kuningan, South Jakarta, more than 10 kilometers away from the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) office that was the center of the protests, told The Jakarta Post on Wednesday that he had to work from home after the office building’s man...