US shuts Indonesia missions; more protests planned
JAKARTA (AP) - The United States (US) has closed its diplomatic missions in Indonesia ahead of expected continuing protests over an anti-Islam film.
The American Embassy in Jakarta and consulate offices in Surabaya, Medan and Bali were closed on Friday. The US Mission to the Association of Southeast Asian Nations also was shut.
Water cannons were deployed and spools of razor wire were rolled out in front of the embassy.
The embassy website warned that demonstrations could also focus on US businesses, especially fast food restaurants.