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Hospitals decline to confirm gunshot wounds

  • Ghina Ghaliya and Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 23 2019   /  12:38 am
In times of crisis: A victim of a clash between police officers and protesters who were challenging the 2019 presidential election results leaves Tarakan General Hospital, Central Jakarta, after underoing medical treatment on Wednesday. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has said that six people died in the riot while 200 others were injured.(JP/Seto Wardhana)(JP/Seto Wardhana)

In times of crisis: A victim of a clash between police officers and protesters who were challenging the 2019 presidential election results leaves Tarakan General Hospital, Central Jakarta, after underoing medical treatment on Wednesday. Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has said that six people died in the riot while 200 others were injured.(JP/Seto Wardhana)Hospitals treating casualties from Wednesday’s riot have not confirmed whether any injuries were caused by live rounds even though at least one fatality and one of the injured appeared to have suffered gunshot wounds.Authorities have said they received reports that six people died and about 200 people were injured in the rioting.Whether live rounds were fired during the riot is a matter of controversy because the police had earlier said they would not use live ammunition to secure the capital from May 21 to May 25, despite the highes...