Sunday, November 6, 2016

Indonesian President cancels Australia trip after violent protests

The president of Indonesia was forced to cancel his trip to Australia due to unrest within Indonesia. The governor of Jakarta is accused of blasphemy against Islam, and the people took to the streets to protest him remaining in power. Many of the protestors were chanting "Execute Ahok" (The governor's name). These protests all began because Ahok allegedly criticize  his opponents use of a quote from the Quran.  The president urged the protestors to return home and said that legal action would be taken.

-Sean Raleigh

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