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212 rallygoers back away from Prabowo, turn to Anies

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 3 2019   /  12:20 am
Another year: Muslims perform a tahajjud (night prayer) at the National Monument (Monas) square in Central Jakarta early on Monday. It was held as part of the 212 reunion, which commemorated the 2016 rally against then-Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama.(JP/Donny Fernando)(night prayer) at the National Monument (Monas) square in Central Jakarta early on Monday. It was held as part of the 212 reunion, which commemorated the 2016 rally against then-Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama.(JP/Donny Fernando)

Another year: Muslims perform a tahajjud (night prayer) at the National Monument (Monas) square in Central Jakarta early on Monday. It was held as part of the 212 reunion, which commemorated the 2016 rally against then-Jakarta governor Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama.(JP/Donny Fernando)Standing out from a crowd of people who were mostly wearing white, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan took center stage while wearing his khaki-colored civil servant uniform during the “reunion” of hardline Muslims that call themselves “212 alumni” on Monday.At the event, held at the National Monument (Monas) square in Central Jakarta, Anies seemed to be presenting himself as the new hope of the 212 movement after Prabowo Subianto, a 2014 and 2019 presidential candidate, joined President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s Cabinet as defense minister.Tens of thousands of 212 alumni attended the rally, held...