Six people have reportedly died and at least 200 were injured as protests erupted in Jakarta after the Indonesian election commission declared President Joko Widodo as the winner of last month’s election, footage filmed on Tuesday night shows.

Protesters can be see scuffling with police, with projectiles being thrown from both sides. The police also fired tear gas to break up the crowd.

According to reports, demonstrators had set fire to vehicles and to a police dormitory in the Indonesian capital.

The protest started on Tuesday afternoon, outside the election commission's headquarters, following presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto’s team’s rejection of the outcome of the election on the basis of alleged fraud.

Incumbent Joko Widodo secured 55.5 percent of the vote versus 44.5 percent for Prabowo, according to Indonesia's election council.

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