Middle-aged women make up most of Prabowo Subianto's supporters protesting in front of the Constitutional Court today. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Keep Marching On: Prabowo's Supporters Rally at Constitutional Court

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

JUNE 14, 2019

Hundreds of Prabowo Subianto's supporters rallied in front of the Constitutional Court in Central Jakarta as the election dispute trial began on Friday. 

Prabowo and his running mate Sandiaga Uno have submitted a lawsuit to the court demanding the disqualification of newly re-elected president Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and his running mate Ma'ruf Amin for alleged electoral fraud.  

Most of the protesters, who started gathering in front of the Constitutional Court on Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat at six in the morning, were middle-aged people, including a group of women who called themselves "Moms for People's Rule."

They spent more time taking selfies and snaps of each other than giving speeches during their protest. 

At around four in the afternoon, the protesters left the court to march to the Arjuna Wiwaha Statue, singing their famous "2019 Ganti Presiden" ("2019 Time to Change President") anthem. 

Security was tight around the court and areas around the National Monument, dominated by Police Mobile Brigade officers wearing full anti-riot gear.

Protesters greet Prabowo-Sandi supporters with a smile and selfie during protest in front of Constitutional Court at Central Jakarta on Friday (14/06) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters take a selfie during a protest in front of the Constitutional Court in Central Jakarta on Friday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two women climb police barricade and carry placard reads
'You win by cheating' says a poster criticizing Jokowi's re-election win. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Prabowo-Sandi supporters hug each other, they do silaturahim as they participate on the protest on Friday (14/06) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A Prabowo supporter flashes his customary hand sign. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Masses proclaiming as Universitas Indonesia alumni rally at Constitutional Court area, Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat, Central Jakarta, on Friday (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Some of the protesters wear the customary yellow of University of Indonesia's uniform. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters took more selfie and group pictures than giving speeches or orations to give support to Prabowo-Sandi (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters take snaps of each other. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A woman wearing make up before join a group photo during protest in Constitutional Court area, Central Jakarta on Friday (16/04) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester touches up her make-up before marching in front of the Constitutional Court. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two woman wearing niqab bring placard reads
'You won through cheating,' the posters say. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters brings placard reads
'You can win, but no cheating please,' another poster criticizing Jokowi says. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A doll that looks like Susan, a doll icon in the 1990s has seen during a protest in Constitutional Court protest on Friday (14/06) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A doll that looks like Susan, a doll icon in the 1990s has seen during a protest in Constitutional Court protest on Friday (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

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