The riots that gripped parts of Central and West Jakarta from late May 21 to the early hours of May 23 have left behind many questions, including who masterminded the apparently “pre-planned” violence that resulted in at least eight deaths and hundreds of injuries.
The police said that initially peaceful protests by supporters of Gerindra Party chairman Prabowo Subianto following the announcement of the official election results by the General Elections Commission (KPU) had been “infiltrated” by those who had more nefarious motives.
Who exactly was behind the riots and what was their goal?
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