A city cleaner sweeps the pavement in front of the Bawaslu headquarters. (Antara Photo/Aprilio Akbar)
Calm Returns to the Capital
BY :ANTARA PHOTO
MAY 23, 2019
Central Jakarta was eerily quiet on Thursday after two days of rioting that brought the city center to a stand still.
Police officers patroled the area in the morning while Jakarta's distinctive orange-clad city cleaners — known as the "Orange Troops" — swept remains of firecrackers and molotov cocktails off the streets in front of the Sarinah mall.
The stretch of Jalan Thamrin in front of the Election Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) office was still closed to the public.
Jalan Sabang and roads to Tanah Abang — the main flashpoint of rioting on Tuesday night — were reopened.
Kiosks in the Tanah Abang textile market and Jati Baru rolled open their doors.
Services on the Transjakarta bus line were resumed, transporting office workers to the Sudirman and Thamrin area.