Indonesia Protests Trump
Indonesians Protest Donald Trump's Jerusalem Recognition
Thousands gathered near the U.S. embassy in Jakarta to protest President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel
Thousands of protestors gathered outside the U.S. embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia’s capital, this weekend in the latest demonstrations against President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Led by the Islamist opposition Prosperous Justice Party, or PKS, around 6,000 protesters convened in front of the embassy in Jakarta, a police spokesperson told the Straits Times. The turnout marks a dramatic uptick from an earlier rally held on Friday.
The protestors, many of whom were dressed in jubah, or Islamic robes, carried Palestinian flags and signs that read, “Say no to Trump” and “Save al-Aqsa,” reports Anadolu Agency, referring to the mosque located in the Old City of Jerusalem.
PKS said in a statement that Trump’s decision to recognize the contested capital as belonging solely to Israel was “a form of humiliation and provocation against Muslims all over the world,” the Associated Press reports.
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