JAKARTA, Indonesia(AP)— More than 10,000 Indonesians took to the streets of their capital to call for tolerance and unity in the world’s most populous Muslim nation, after police opened a blasphemy investigation into the city’s Christian governor.
Earlier this month, Jakarta was rocked by a massive protest by conservative Muslims against the popular Gov. Asuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama, with one person killed and dozens injured in rioting. Hard-liners have threatened more protests if Ahok isn’t arrested.
Police last week named Ahok as a suspect in the blasphemy investigation.
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