Indonesia arrests dozens after violent post-election clashes | 2019-05-22

Indonesia arrests dozens after violent post-election clashes

BBC

22nd May, 2019 12:48:36 printer

Indonesia arrests dozens after violent post-election clashes

Dozens of protesters have been arrested in Indonesia following mass rallies against the re-election of the country's president Joko Widodo.

Protests in the capital Jakarta started peacefully on Tuesday but soon turned violent, with cars set on fire and people throwing firecrackers at police.

Police in riot gear fired tear gas in response to disperse the crowd.

Election results showed Mr Widodo had beaten his long-time rival Prabowo Subianto.

Local media reports quoted Jakarta's governor Anies Baswedan saying that six people had died and 200 others were injured as a result of the violence.


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