Thousands join blasphemy protest in Jakarta

JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Tens of thousands of conservative Muslims rallied in the Indonesian capital on Friday in the second major protest in a month against its minority Christian governor.

Police say 22,000 officers and 5,000 soldiers can be called on to ensure the demonstration stays orderly. Organizers had agreed to concentrate the protest around the vaulting national monument in central Jakarta to reduce disruptions but the area quickly overflowed.

Fuente: SUN STAR