FPI Chief Rizieq Shihab brought more than 2,000 supporters to 'safeguard' his questioning at Jakarta Police Headquarter on Jan. 23, 2017.
More than 2,000 FPI supporters walked FPI Chief Rizieq Shihab to his questioning.Jefri Aries 23 Januari 2017 18:30
FPI Chief Rizieq Shihab brought more than 2,000 supporters to 'safeguard' his questioning at Jakarta Police Headquarter on Jan. 23, 2017.© 2017 brilio.net
More than 2,000 supporters of Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) marched to Jakarta Police Headquarter on Monday morning.
The rally was intended as a 'safeguard’ to accompany FPI Chief Rizieq Shihab to his questioning at Police HQ.
Rizieq was questioned as a witness regarding a lawsuit accusing him of insulting Rupiah — Indonesia's currency, specifically the logo of the central bank. He was recorded claiming the Bank Indonesia (BI) logo on the new Rupiah notes is actually a picture of a Communist hammer and sickle — logo of the Indonesian Communist Party (PKI).
The crowd also demanded police to stop investigating Rizieq and “criminalizing” clerics.
Here are some shots taken by our photographer, Jefri Aries, from the rally today.