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Anies attends 212 reunion rally

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, December 2, 2017 | 11:14 am
Anies attends 212 reunion rally Thousands of people took part in the 212 rally last year at the National Monument in Central Jakarta, demanding the prosecution of then Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama after he was accused of blasphemy. A year later, a reunion rally is held on Saturday at the same venue. (Warta Kota/Angga Bhagya Nugraha)

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan attended the 212 reunion rally at the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta on Saturday morning, giving the opening remarks at the event. 

The reunion was held to celebrate the anniversary of a rally held in Jakarta on Dec. 2 last year that demanded the prosecution of then Jakarta Governor Basuki "Ahok" Tjahaja Purnama after he was accused of blasphemy.

Anies was welcomed by thousands of participants at the rally. 

He began by telling the participants that he had permitted residents of Jakarta to hold religious and cultural events at Monas. 

"Jakarta is ours. It doesn't only belong to some of us. The city should be happy, calm and comfortable because of our faith and piety," Anies said as quoted by wartakota.com. 

He went on to suggest that the participants should repeat the peaceful rally last year, where they "disappointed the pessimists." 

He was referring to people who believed the rally last year would end in chaos.

"In fact, you held the event with peace, comfort and calm," he said according to Tempo.co

Anies went on to suggest that the participants should fight for societal unity. 

"Let's fight for unity," he said. (Cal)

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