Several People Killed, Injured In Indonesia’s Polls Results Protests

Six people have been killed and 200 injured during mass rallies against the re-election of Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

The protests erupted after election results showed Mr Widodo had beaten his long-time rival Prabowo Subianto.

Mr Prabowo has rejected the results, alleging cheating.

Protests in the capital Jakarta started peacefully on Tuesday but soon turned violent, with cars set on fire and firecrackers thrown at Police.

Police in riot gear fired tear gas to disperse the crowd.

Police said they could not confirm the figure but said they had received information that some had died.

The country’s General Election Commission confirmed on Tuesday that Mr Widodo had won the Presidency, taking 55.5% of votes.

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