About 80,000 Indonesian Muslims gathered in Jakarta on Sunday morning to protest against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. During the protest, a senior Muslim cleric called for the boycott of Israeli and American products if Trump does not reverse his decision.
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Tens of thousands of Indonesian Muslims marched in the country’s capital of Jakarta on Sunday morning to protest against US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city. The massive protest, which was organized by senior Muslim clerics, began at Jakarta’s central mosque.
According to Reuters, local police estimate that about 80,000 people are at the rally, making it the largest protest in Indonesia since Trump’s Jerusalem announcement. Indonesia is home to the world’s largest Muslim population.
Indonesia, today Photo Credit: EPA-EFE
Indonesian Ulema Council Secretary-General Anwar Abbas encouraged the protesters to boycott American and Israeli products if Trump does not reverse his decision, Reuters added. While the protest was non-violent, tens of thousands of security personnel were deployed to secure the event. The protesters waved Palestinian flags and held up signs and banners denouncing Trump and his decision.