- Title: Indonesians protest against the crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar
- Date: 25th November 2016
- Summary: JAKARTA. INDONESIA (NOVEMBER 25, 2016) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF MYANMAR EMBASSY IN INDONESIA MYANMAR'S FLAG FLAGS OF RIGHTS GROUPS PROTESTERS STANDING IN FRONT OF EMBASSY BARBED WIRE/POLICEWOMEN POLICEWOMEN STANDING IN FRONT OF EMBASSY PLACARD OF RED CROSS OVER PHOTO OF AUNG SAN SU KYI READING (Bahasa Indonesia) "BRING HER TO COURT / AUNG SAN SU KYI IS A KILLER" PLACARDS READING (Bahasa Indonesia) "STOP GENOCIDE OF MUSLIMS" PROTESTERS HOLDING PLACARDS PROTEST LEADER GIVING SPEECH (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) PROTESTER, MUHAMMAD SYUKUR MANDAR SAYING: "We want to criticize what's been done in Myanmar, I say it is slaughter. And, as Muslims in Indonesia, we want to criticize the government of Indonesia who is not doing anything." POLICEWOMEN MYANMAR NATIONAL EMBLEM PROTESTERS CHANTING PROTESTER HOLDING UP FISTS PROTESTER (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) PROTESTER, ASTIANTI PURWATI SAYING: "We protest against the killing of ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar as it was savage and inhuman. As you know, Aung San Su Kyi is a symbol for peace, but in fact when the Muslims are being slaughtered in her country she keeps quiet." PROTESTERS LISTENING TO SPEECH PROTESTERS/MYANMAR EMBASSY
- Embargoed: 10th December 2016 10:09
- Keywords: Indoneisa Myanmar Rohingya protest embassy
- Location: JAKARATA, INDONESIA
- City: JAKARATA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA00159XYUKL
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: About 200 people rallied outside the Myanmar embassy in Indonesia on Friday (November 25), protesting against an alleged crackdown on ethnic Rohingya Muslims in Rakhine state.
Violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State has sent hundreds of Rohingya Muslims fleeing across the border to Bangladesh amid allegations of abuses by security forces, posing the biggest test yet for leader Aung San Suu Kyi, who swept to power last year on promises of national reconciliation.
Protesters, most of them Muslims, held up placards reading "Aung San Suu Kyi is a killer" and called on the Indonesian government to cut ties with Myanmar over their treatment of Rohingyas. They also called on the Nobel committee to revoke Suu Kyi's Peace Prize.
Protesters condemned the act and urged the Indonesian government to intervene. Indonesia said this week that it is "ready and willing" to help Myanmar initiate dialogue.
"We want to criticize what's been done in Myanmar, I say it is slaughter. And, as Muslims in Indonesia, we want to criticize the government of Indonesia who is not doing anything," said protester Muhammad Syukur.
"As you know, Aung San Su Kyi a symbol for peace, but in fact when Muslims are being slaughtered in her country she keeps quiet," added another protester, Astianti Purwati.
The bloodshed is the most serious since hundreds were killed in communal clashes in Rakhine in 2012, exposing the lack of oversight of the military by Suu Kyi's eight-month-old's administration.
Escalating violence has reportedly killed at least 86 people and displaced some 30,000.
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