Protestors continue rallies against Miss World contest in Indonesia
on 05/09/2013 13:32:47
In Jakarta, the capital, about 1,000 members of the hard-line Islamic group Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia rallied outside the building housing the local organiser of the contest.
Protests were also held in the Sumatran cities of Medan and Pekanbaru, as well as Makassar in Sulawesi.
Demonstrators gathered at local council buildings, calling on the government to revoke the permit for the contest.
Similar protests were held over the past week.
Most Muslims in Indonesia, a secular country of 240 million, are moderate, but a small extremist fringe has become more vocal in recent years.