Six dead, 200 injured in protests over Indonesia's election result

Indonesian police shoot tear gas to disperse protesters during a demonstration outside the Elections Oversight Body in Jakarta on May 22, 2019.

Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN)Police and protesters angry at Indonesia's election result have battled for a second night on the streets of Jakarta, after six people were killed and more than 200 injured in the initial clashes.

Hundreds rallied on both Tuesday and Wednesday night, throwing stones and firecrackers at police as smoke billowed from cars that had been set alight.
Protesters chanted "Down with Jokowi" and "Prabowo our President!" on Wednesday night, as police in riot gear responded with teargas and water jets.
    Indonesian riot policemen fire teargas at demonstrators on May 22, 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia.
    President Joko Widodo, who won a second term after being proclaimed winner on Tuesday of the April election, said the situation was under control.
    "We will not give rioters space to destroy our country. We do not have a choice, the military and police will take firm action in line with the law. To all whom I respect, the situation is under control," the president, known as Jokowi, said Wednesday.
    His defeated election opponent, former general Prabowo Subianto who has alleged widespread ballot-rigging, also appealed for calm.
    Prabowo, who says he plans to challenge the election result in the Constitutional Court, urged supporters gathering in Jakarta to act wisely. "Avoid violence. And end your actions even though they are peaceful," he said in a statement. "I call for you to go home."
    Protesters clash with Indonesian riot police during a demonstration in front of the Elections Supervisory Agency on May 22, 2019 in Jakarta, Indonesia after the official government election results were announced.
    On Tuesday, the General Elections Commission said Widodo had won 55.5% of the vote, securing a second term as leader of the world's third largest democracy.
    Six people died and another 200 were injured in the protests on Tuesday, according to Jakarta's Governor Anies Baswedan.
    Over 250 people have been arrested for instigating riots, national police commissioner Argo Yuwono said Wednesday, adding that police had seized fireworks, a sickle, arrows, petrol bombs and envelopes with names on containing rupiah currency.