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Jakarta Post

Muslim group promises no violence at anti-Ahok rally  

  • Indra Budiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 20, 2017   /  08:55 pm
Muslim group promises no violence at anti-Ahok rally   Anti-Ahok demonstrators rally to demand police arrest Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama for alleged blasphemy on Dec. 2, 2016. (AP/Dita Alangkara)

The Muslim People’s Forum (FUI) has promised to hold a peaceful rally against Jakarta Governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama in front of the House of Representatives building on Tuesday. 

FUI's rally coordinator, Bernard Abdul Jabbar, said on Monday more than 10,000 people would rally to demand the government remove Ahok from his position and that the police arrest him immediately for blasphemy.    

"Many people want Ahok in jail," Bernard said at a press conference at the Jakarta Police headquarters. He denied rumors that the FUI would attempt to occupy the House.     

"The FUI has nothing to do with that. We are not responsible for the fake reports. I can assure you that we will stage a peaceful rally. We chose the House as the location because it's a symbol of the people of Indonesia,” he added. (dan)

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