Election Watchdog's HQ Stormed During Jakarta Riots
Rioters stormed the Jakarta offices of Indonesia’s Elections Supervisory Agency late on the night of May 21, as protests over the result in the country’s presidential election turned violent.
Results showed President Joko Widodo took 55.5 percent of the vote, with challenger Prabowo Subianto on 44.5 percent.
Subianto supporters took to the streets in protests that began peacefully on May 21, but turned violent amid allegations of electoral fraud.
By Thursday, May 23, thousands of military personnel had been deployed in the capital, where several hundred arrests were made.
Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan said six people were killed.
According to the Jakarta Post, Subianto urged his supporters to stay home, saying he would contest the election result.
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