Vows to suppress planned protest against Jakarta’s Christian governer, saying motives are political rather than religious
Indonesia’s military has vowed to suppress another mass demonstration threatened by hard-line Muslims in Jakarta against the capital’s Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama — popularly known as ‘Ahok.’
The demonstration, scheduled for Nov. 25 to call for Ahok to be prosecuted for alleged blasphemy, would dwarf a protest staged on Nov. 4 in which one person died and at least 100 were injured, organizers said.
More than 100,000 people attended the Nov. 4 rally, according to organizers and authorities.
The threatened rally is to go ahead despite legal action being taken against the governor for allegedly insulting the Quran in a speech. Read more at ucanews.com….