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Thousands rally at US Embassy in Indonesia amid anger over Jerusalem decision

About 10,000 people have rallied outside a US Embassy in Indonesia to support Palestinians and denounce the decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

The protesters in Jakarta are carrying banners reading "US Embassy, Gets Out from Al Quds", ''Free Jerusalem and Palestinians" and "We are with the Palestinians".

Al Quds is the Arabic name for Jerusalem.

The protest on Sunday, organised by the Islamist Prosperous Justice Party, was the second since US president Donald Trump's decision on Thursday.

President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has strongly condemned the move, which he described as a violation of UN resolutions.

Indonesia, as the world's most populous Muslim nation, has long been a strong supporter of Palestinians and has no diplomatic ties with the Jewish state.

AP

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