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Indonesia: Islamic Hardliners Want West Java’s Police Chief To Resign


Some 5,000 supporters of the Islamic Defenders Front protested outside Indonesia’s police headquarters on Jan. 16 calling for the resignation of West Java’s police chief.

The protesters claim that police chief Anton Charliyan incited thugs to use violence against supporters of the hardline Islamic movement on Jan. 12, reported the Sydney Morning Herald.

Last year, the Islamic Defenders Front spearheaded three massive protests last year against Jakarta’s Christian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, commonly known as “Ahok.”

These protest were a response to allegations that Ahok insulted the Quran during a campaign speech made in September.

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