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Protesters take to streets in Medan against Miss World

  • Nurni Sulaiman

    The Jakarta Post

Medan | Thu, September 5 2013 | 02:30 pm

As many as 1,500 supporters of Muslimat Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (MHTI) descended on the streets of Medan on Thursday in protest against the 63rd Miss World pageant, set to take place in Nusa Dua, Bali and Sentul, West Java later this month.

Indonesia will be the first country in Southeast Asia to host the beauty contest.

The demonstration began at 10 a.m. local time, starting at Merdeka Square and then on to the North Sumatra Legislative Council (DPRD) office in Jl.Imam Bonjol before culminating at the North Sumatra governor's office in Jl.P.Diponegoro.

'€œAt the North Sumatra governor's office, we sent a delegation to convey our opposition to the organization of the 2013 Miss World and other similar contests and urged the government to immediately implement Islamic law because only under Islamic values are women honored deeply,'€ said MHTI spokesperson Honriani Nasution on Thursday. (apt/ebf)

 

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