Duplicated: Malabar military exercises with ‘Quad’ nations begin in message to China – [#6971]

Duplicated: Malabar military exercises with ‘Quad’ nations begin in message to China – [#6971]

  • Protests flare in several cities in world’s biggest Muslim nation as thousands attend a demonstration near the French Embassy in Jakarta
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Indonesian Muslim protesters in Jakarta stomped on bags bearing the logo of designer Louis Vuitton on Monday as calls for a boycott of French products continued to build in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

Protests against French President Emmanuel Macron’s vow to protect the right to caricature the Prophet Mohammed flared in several cities across the Southeast Asian nation.

At one protest near the French Embassy in downtown Jakarta, more than 2,000 people turned out, though they were unable to get near the embassy, which was heavily guarded and surrounded by barbed wire.

During the protest, some women stomped on a bag featuring the Louis Vuitton logo. “Let’s stomp on this, let’s stomp it,” said one protester as she urged others to join her, reported CNN Indonesia.

“This is our act of rejection against French products,” the woman said.