Hardline Muslim groups protest over Jakarta's ethnic Chinese governor

Hardline Muslim groups protest over Jakarta's ethnic Chinese governor
 

Thousands of hardline Muslims rallied in Jakarta on Friday in protest against the city's ethnic Chinese and Christian governor, further fuelling ethnic tensions ahead his re-election bid in February.
Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known by his nickname "Ahok", became Jakarta's first ethnic Chinese governor in 2014, but hardline Muslims have opposed his rise to power.
Dressed in white, thousands of members of several hardline groups chanted anti-Ahok slogans surrounded by tight military and police security, but the demonstration was otherwise generally peaceful.
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14 October 2016 in World News, Views: 40
Source: Reuters
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