Indonesia blasphemy protest swells to crowd of 200,000
Friday, 2 December 2016
JAKARTA, Indonesia — At least 200,000 conservative Muslims rallied in the Indonesian capital on Friday in the second major protest in a month against its minority Christian governor. President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, who is a political ally of the Jakarta governor and angered hard-liners by being out of the city during the first protest, went to the national monument to join Friday prayers with the sprawling crowd. At the same time the leader of the Islamic Defenders Front, a vigilante group, gave a fiery speech to the protest in which he asserted Indonesia would be...
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