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Rally turns violent in Jakarta as Muslim hardliners attack police

Saturday, November 5, 2016 - 05:50

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Members of hardline Muslim groups attend a protest against Jakarta's incumbent governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama. Tensions rose to fever pitch as hardliners burned police cars and officers were injured in angry clashes.

Jakarta

A MASSIVE demonstration by tens of thousands of Indonesian Muslims against Jakarta's governor turned ugly on Friday as hardliners burned police cars and officers were injured in angry clashes.

The violent scenes - just metres from the presidential palace and city hall -

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