Prabowo Subianto supporters clash with riot police in Jakarta. Photo: AP

Is Indonesian democracy doomed to repeat a cycle of violence?

  • Writer Andreas Harsono spent 15 years and carried out 2,000 interviews for his book ‘Race, Islam and Power: Ethnic and Religious Violence in Post-Suharto Indonesia’
  • In it, he traces a common thread from pro-Prabowo protests after the 2019 election to the mass murders of communists in the 1960s
Topic |   Indonesia

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Prabowo Subianto supporters clash with riot police in Jakarta. Photo: AP
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