mandag 24. desember 2018

Thousands Rally in Indonesia to Protest China’s Crackdown on Uyghur Muslims

Thousands of people rallied in several Indonesian cities on Friday to protest China’s mass detention of Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, calling on Jakarta to take strong diplomatic action against Beijing. About 1,000 people from various Islamic organizations protested outside the Chinese embassy in the Indonesian capital Jakarta, demanding freedom for the Uyghurs who have been thrown into internment camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, in China’s northwest.

Rallies protesting Beijing’s crackdown were also held in other Indonesian cities, including Bandung, Banda Aceh, Medan and Makassar. The protestors also called on the government of Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to take firm action against Beijing, including expelling its ambassador to Jakarta. “Stop violence and oppression against Uyghurs,” they shouted. “Get rid of communists from Indonesia.”