The Straits Times
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Published on Dec 25, 2012
 

Rotten egg attack mars Indonesia Christmas celebration

 
 

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.