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Jakarta Post

Standoff continues overnight

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Karina M. Tehusijarana and Nurul Fitri Ramadhani

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 23 2019   /  12:21 am
Face to face: Police personnel hold their line against a protest rejecting the victory of incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in the 2019 presidential election in front of the Elections Supervisory Agency office on Jl. MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday. During the Wednesday evening rally, protesters attacked the police.(JP/Seto Wardhana)(JP/Seto Wardhana)

Face to face: Police personnel hold their line against a protest rejecting the victory of incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in the 2019 presidential election in front of the Elections Supervisory Agency office on Jl. MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta, on Wednesday. During the Wednesday evening rally, protesters attacked the police.(JP/Seto Wardhana)Tension from deadly postelection riots in Central Jakarta failed to subside as of Wednesday night, even after losing presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto attempted to calm down his supporters and incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo vowed to take stern action against rioters earlier in the day.Protesters began to throw firecrackers at police personnel guarding the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) building on Jl. MH Thamrin on Wednesday evening after a brief lull during dawn prayers.Deadly riots broke out in Jakarta shortly after su...