The Straits Times
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Published on Nov 01, 2012
 

Protesters greet Indonesian president in London

 
 

LONDON (AP) - Indonesia's president met Queen Elizabeth II on Wednesday during a visit to Britain that was marred by protesters accusing him of human rights abuses.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Indonesian first lady Ani Bambang Yudhoyono were welcomed by the queen and her husband, Prince Philip, in a ceremony at London's Horse Guards Parade.

The two couples then took part in a state carriage procession to Buckingham Palace, where the visiting couple will stay during their three-day visit.

About 50 demonstrators holding placards that read "Stop killing Papuans" protested the Indonesian leader's visit outside Prime Minister David Cameron's residence at 10 Downing Street. They claim Mr Yudhoyono has committed crimes of humanity against tribal people in West Papua.