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Rotten egg attack mars Indonesia Christmas celebration

Published on Dec 25, 2012 3:55 PM
 
Indonesian police block angry Muslim residents away from Christian worshippers from the Filadelfia Batak Christian Protestant intent on holding a Christmas mass on their property at the Jejalen Jaya village in Bekasi on Dec 25, 2012. More than 200 Indonesian Muslims threw rotten eggs at Christians wanting to hold a Christmas mass near land outside Jakarta where they plan to build a church, police and a witness said. -- PHOTO: AFP

BEKASI, Indonesia (AFP) - More than 200 Indonesian Muslims threw rotten eggs at Christians wanting to hold a Christmas mass near land outside Jakarta where they plan to build a church, police and a witness said.

Some 100 Christian worshippers intended to hold a mass near empty land where they hope to build a church, about 30km east of the capital, in a project barred by district government and community members in 2009.

Since then, worshippers from the Filadelfia Batak Christian Protestant have held Sunday services under scorching sun outside the property.

On Tuesday, however, local community members blocked the road near the land, local police chief Andri Ananta told AFP.

 
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