Protesters carry a portrait of FPI leader Habib Rizieq Shihab in front of the Constitutional Court in Central Jakarta on Thursday. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Last Throw of the Dice

BY : YUDHA BASKORO

JUNE 27, 2019

Streets around the Constitutional Court in Central Jakarta were blocked off on Thursday as supporters of Prabowo Subianto descended again to the court to demand a reversal of the presidential election outcome in April which resulted in a re-election win for President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. 

A call to bring the city center to a standstill with a week-long street protest went unheeded, but today around a thousand of Prabowo's die-hard supporters – some had traveled from as far away as Surabaya – assembled on Jalan Medan Merdeka Barat since nine in the morning. 

Watched over by the Police Mobile Brigade in full riot gear, the protest went on peacefully. Men and women prayed on the street in front of the Constitutional Court and, on a scorching hot day, some even took the opportunity to have a little picnic in a nearby park. 

 

Supporters of losing presidential candidate and vice presidential candidate pray to give support to Prabowo and Sandiaga Uno during protest in Central Jakarta on Thursday (27/06) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Prabowo's supporters prayed in front of the Constitutional Court. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Muslims from Surabaya bring placard that read no excuse for liars and electoral fraud (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
This group of Prabowo supporters came all the way from Surabaya. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Woman stands in front of people praying during protest in Constitutional Court, Central Jakarta on Thursday (27/06) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A break during prayer in front of the Court. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters take ablution water during dzuhur prayer in front of Constitutional Court on Thursday (27/06)(JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Men took their 'wudhu' (ablution) to purify themselves before praying. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protesters perform Dzuhur prayer during protest in front of Constitutional Court on Thursday (27/06) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A 'dzuhur' (afternoon) prayer in front of the Court. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Protester prays and cries during protest. Protesters believe they can knock heaven doors (mengetuk pintu surga) with their pray and tear (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A protester cried in front of the Court. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A man with face tattoo march to support Prabowi-Sandiaga Uno during protest in front of Constitutional Court, Central Jakarta on Thursday (27/06) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Some of the protesters were wearing headscarves emblazoned with Arabic letters. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Demonstrators wearing islamic attire and bring placard reads that the incumbent and his running mate alleged to fraud during the general election. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The protesters demand that the Constitutional Court overturn the election result in favor of Prabowo. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Impromptu vacation : Protesters sit and sleep in green area near Arjuna Wiwaha Horse Statue during protest on Thursday (27/06) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Impromptu picnic: protesters occupied a park near the Constitutional Court to rest and have a quick lunch. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Street vendors gather in Arjuna Wiwaha Statue on Thursday (27/06) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Among the protesters were many food carts selling snacks and drinks. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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