Masked protesters in Surakarta, Central Java, ride in becak. (Antara Photo/Maulana Surya)

Becak Parade for Peace


MAY 24, 2019

On Friday, residents of Surakarta in Central Java, the hometown of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo, paraded around town in becak (pedicab) wearing face masks of the candidates in last month's presidential election – Jokowi, his running mate Ma'ruf Amin, and their rivals Prabowo Subianto and running mate Sandiaga Uno. The residents were demanding that the presidential candidates find a peaceful way to end their election dispute. (Antara Photo / Maulana Surya)