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Indonesian Islamists Protest New Church Construction

Hundreds of Islamists demonstrated against the construction of a new church in Indonesia, on March 7, according to AsiaNews.

The Catholic community of the St Clara parish in West Java Province has been fighting for the right to build a permanent church for 17 years, despite having a community of 7,000 people.

They were finally granted a permit last July, but Islamists blocked construction since then by protesting periodically.