Supporters of presidential candidate and former military general Prabowo Subianto took to the streets of Indonesia claiming widespread fraud before, during and after the polls that saw incumbent Joko “Jokowi” Widodo re-elected.
Major roads and public transport routes were shut in the centre of the capital, Jakarta, with 40,000 police and soldiers deployed across the city to maintain security this week.
The Elections Oversight Body and the General Elections Commission have denied that major fraud took place.
Protesters threw fireworks and rocks at the police, who responded by firing tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons.
Medical workers were seen treating dozens of protesters affected by tear gas and using oxygen to revive some who had passed out.
At least six people were reported to have