jakarta - The Indonesian police in Jakarta put an end to a mass demonstration by radical Muslims who threatened to spiral out of control. When the disturbances that broke out at the end of the rally, are dead and twelve wounded.
According to police, there were approximately 150 000 people in the leg. They demanded the resignation of the governor of Jakarta because he is a Christian and Islam would have offended.
Indonesia has approximately 250 million inhabitants that population concerns the largest Islamic country in the world. The vast majority is moderate and averse to extremism. Mass demonstrations of radicals such as Friday in Jakarta are not many to come.
The demonstration proceeded peacefully at first, but the crowd also went to the presidential palace. The police harassed the demonstrators with tear gas and water cannon.
The demonstration was against Governor Basuki Purnama Tjahja. He would have offended by quoting from it according to the protesters the Koran. He had claimed them as Christians should keep his mouth shut about Quranic verses.
' Ahok should be put firmly, '' cried the white-clad demonstrators. Ahok is the nickname of the governor. He hopes to be re-elected next year. Some political opponents try voters with religious arguments, however, to keep voting for him. Muslims should not cover non-Muslims are allowed to vote.