Mass prayer rally in Jakarta against governor 'Ahok'

Mass prayer rally in Jakarta against governor 'Ahok'
 

At least 200,000 conservative Muslims have gathered for Friday prayers and to protest against Jakarta's governor, at a rally in the Indonesian capital.
Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as "Ahok", is accused of insulting Islam during election campaigning.
On Wednesday, Indonesian prosecutors confirmed his case could go to trial.
Mr Purnama is Christian and ethnic Chinese - a double-minority in Muslim-majority Indonesia, where ethnic Chinese are about 1% of the population.
In a surprise move, President Joko Widodo, a political ally of Mr Purnama, appeared at the gathering and... read more

 
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