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Indonesian Muslims condemn violence in Egypt

August 19, 2013

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — About 1,000 Indonesians staged a protest Monday in the capital, Jakarta, denouncing violence by Egyptian security forces that has killed hundreds of civilian supporters of ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.

The National Committee for Humanitarian and Egypt Democracy called on the Indonesian government as well as the international community and human rights groups to help stop the bloodshed, which has killed nearly 1,000 people on both sides.

They waved banners expressing their concerns, such as “Stop Killing My Brothers and Sisters” and “Save Egypt” during Monday’s rally at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle before marching to the Egyptian Embassy. Some also waved placards supporting Morsi.

Similar protests condemning the violence in Egypt have been held in Jakarta and other cities across the world’s most populous Muslim country since last week.

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