THOUSANDS of Protesters March in Jakarta Against US
Sept. 30, 2012: Indonesian Muslims shout slogans during a protest against an anti-Islam film that has sparked anger among followers, outside the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia. (AP)
Thousands of Muslims enraged over an anti-Islam film have marched through Indonesia’s capital.
Jakarta police spokesman Col. Rikwanto estimates at least 5,000 people joined the demonstration Sunday. They marched to the U.S. Embassy, which was guarded by hundreds of police, and staged a noisy but peaceful protest.
Participants in the rally, organized by the Islamic-based Prosperous Justice Party, chanted anti-American slogans and shouted “Allah akbar,” or “God is great.”
Many wore traditional white robes and held big banners reading, “Go to hell with your freedom of expression, Muslims unite against insults to Islam.“