Jakarta / Indonesian authorities arrested two hundred and fifty-seven people in connection with the civil unrest that began on Tuesday in Jakarta after the announcement of the re-election of President Joko Widodo, which left six people killed and more than 200 people injured.
The confrontations between the police and hundreds of followers of the losing presidential candidate, the ex-general Prabowo Subianto, have paralyzed the center of the capital for two days.
Protesters launched fireworks, rocks and other objects last night against riot police, who responded with tear gas, rubber bullets and selective arrests in the center of the capital.
The Jakarta Police spokesman, Prabowo Argo Yuwono, told a press conference that the arrests were carried out for destroying public property and inciting violence. Argo also assured that the disturbances were orchestrated.
The casualties were due to bullet wounds and blunt objects, according to the police, which has denied the use of real ammunition and blamed the agitators for the deaths.
The official number of wounded is 200, although sources of several hospitals indicated to the Antara Indonesian agency that the number exceeds 350, of which many have already been discharged.
On Tuesday, the Indonesian Electoral Commission announced the victory of Widodo with 55.5 percent of the vote, compared with 44.5 percent of its rival, in the elections held on April 17.
(May 23, 2019, Practica Español)
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Sobre una celebración en Yakarta
Sobre los disturbios en Yakarta
Sobre las elecciones en Yakarta
Por destruir propiedad pública
Por incitar a la violencia
Ambas son correctas
45,5 por ciento
55,5 por ciento
44,5 por ciento
Alteración de la paz y la concordia
Situación de conmoción
Situación de paz y orden
Los disturbios estaban organizados
Había música en los disturbios
Los disturbios fueron espontáneos
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