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Djarot faces hostile protesters at East Jakarta mosque

Jakarta Post - March 12, 2017

Jakarta Jakarta deputy gubernatorial candidate Djarot Saiful Hidayat faced hostile opposition from supporters of his gubernatorial election rivals while attending an anniversary prayer for late former president Soeharto at At Tien mosque in East Jakarta on Saturday evening.

Kompas.com reported that an unidentified protester threw a bottle into the line of guards protecting Djarot as he was leaving the venue at 8:30 p.m. Police protected Djarot on his way to his car as some protesters pursued him while hurling verbal abuse.

Hostility had been in the air since Djarot's arrival at the mosque vicinity, with some protesters even trying to block his access to the mosque. However, Djarot, accompanied by his bodyguards, eventually managed to enter the venue.

In addition to Soeharto's chidren, Siti Hediyati Haryadi, Hutomo "Tommy" Mandala Putra, Gerindra Party chair Prabowo Soebianto, Jakarta gubernatorial candidate Anies Baswedan, Islam Defenders Front leader Rizieq Shihab also attended the event. (dmr)

Source: http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2017/03/12/djarot-faces-hostile-protesters-at-east-jakarta-mosque.html.

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