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Tens of thousands rally in Indonesia to support Palestine

AFP , Sunday 17 Dec 2017
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Protesters hold signs during a rally to condemn U.S. President Donald Trumps's decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, at Monas, the national monument, in Jakarta, Indonesia, December 17, 2017 (Photo: Reuters)
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Tens of thousands of Indonesians protested Sunday against the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the latest show of support for the Palestinians in the country with the world's largest Muslim population.

The rally was organised by the top Islamic authority the Indonesian Ulema Council and supported by the government as well as several other Islamic organisations.

Police said 80,000 protesters gathered at the National Monument, a tower that looms over central Jakarta, waving the Palestine flag and banners reading "Free Palestine" as they chanted "God is greatest!"

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