Updated May 22, 2019

Indonesia election result sparks deadly riots in Jakarta

Protesters demonstrate in front of the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) after the official government election results were announced on May 21, 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia.

Protesters demonstrate the official government election results in Jakarta, Indonesia. Photo: Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images

Indonesia's security minister said Wednesday authorities would block social media in some areas amid deadly riots over the official election result in Jakarta, AP reports.

Why it matters: Jakarta's governor told a press conference earlier riots in Indonesia's capital left at least 6 people dead and 200 wounded, per Channel News Asia.

The big picture: Demonstrators took to the streets of Jakarta after sitting Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo was declared the winner of April's election by a double-digit margin. Police said they had arrested at least 20 people, according to Reuters.

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