At least six people died after protesters clashed with police in Indonesia while demonstrating against election results which confirmed that President Joko Widodo had beaten his challenger, former general Prabowo Subianto, in the April 17 poll.
Protesters gathered outside the election supervisory agency in central Jakarta. Some carried wooden poles and some had smeared toothpaste around their eyes, a practice commonly carried out to eliminate the effects of tear gas.
Many left peacefully, but as night fell, others hurled firecrackers and other objects at officers and set blazes as they tried to breach the barbed wire separating them from the police. Police responded with rounds of tear gas, rubber bullets and water cannons.