Demonstrations against the result of Indonesia‘s presidential election have turned violent for a second consecutive night, with protesters opposing to the reelection of President Joko Widodo clashing with security forces in the capital, Jakarta.
Protesters on Wednesday threw fireworks and rocks at the police, who responded by firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannon. Medical workers were seen treating dozens of protesters affected by tear gas and using oxygen to revive some who had passed out.
Authorities blamed the violence on paid “provocateurs”, citing money-filled envelopes they said were found on some of the 257 demonstrators arrested.
“After questioning, the suspects admitted that they were told to riot and that it was planned,” Argo Yuwono, a spokesman for Jakarta police, told reporters. “We