May 21, 2019 / 8:05 PM / a month ago

Indonesian police fire tear gas to disperse protesters

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police fired tear gas to disperse protesters in central Jakarta following a rally held after official results confirmed President Joko Widodo’s re-election, a Reuters witness said.

Some protesters hurled fireworks at police in riot gear in a main street in the capital, TV footage showed.

Reporting by Angie Teo and Willy Kurniawan; Writing by Ed Davies; Editing by Angus MacSwan

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