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The Indonesian capital was the focus for some of the biggest and most violent of the protests against former president Suharto which led to his downfall in 1998.

Students led the campaign to oust Suharto, but it was huge crowds of Jakarta's urban poor who systematically sacked their own city, blaming their plight on the president. More than 1,000 people were killed and hundreds of buildings were destroyed in the violence.

In the run-up to elections last year, Jakarta was once again the setting for some of the biggest political rallies. Former president Suharto still lives in the city.