The attack follows an identical incident last Sunday, when 300 members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) and Islamic People’s Forum (FUI) protested against members of the Batak Christian Protestant Church (HKBP) from Pondok Timur Indah.
Churchgoers have been worshipping in a field in Ciketing Asem after the Bekasi municipality sequestered their church and sealed it from use.
Bekasi Mayor Mochtar Mohammad reportedly promised to let the Christian group hold church activities in Bekasi’s public areas and also agreed to send police to safeguard the church’s activities.
Reverend Luspida Simanjuntak was quoted as saying, “Each time we pray, we are shadowed by terror. If we’re not allowed to worship in the field, give us a facility elsewhere."
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