Katharina R. Lestari, Surakarta
Updated: August 10, 2020 08:01 AM GMT
Ansor Youth Movement members meet with police on Aug. 9 to voice their concern over an attack against a Shia Muslim family in the city. (Photo courtesy of Ansor Youth Movement)
At least three members of a family were injured in a sectarian attack on Shias attending a pre-wedding celebration in predominantly Sunni Muslim Indonesia, police said.
More than 100 thugs calling themselves Troops of Mojo, Kenteng and Mojolaban gathered outside a house in Surakarta in Central Java province on Aug. 8 to protest again Shias holding a traditional Javanese pre-wedding ceremony called a midodareni.
The ceremony involves the families of the bride and groom saying prayers to wish them a happy life together.
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