Sunday, March 27, 2011

More than 10,000 Indonesians have rallied peacefully to support pro-democracy movements in Libya, Yemen and Bahrain.

The crowd, organized by an Islamic political party, expressed opposition to the international air strikes that have checked Libya's military and helped rebels gain control of key towns. But they also called for the immediate resignation of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and the protection of civilians.

Justice and Prosperity Party leader Hidayat Nur Wahid told the crowd Sunday the Gadhafi dictatorship must be ousted to stop a humanitarian tragedy.

Indonesia's own "people power" revolt toppled long-ruling dictator and Washington ally Gen. Suharto in 1998.


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