Authorities carry out Valentine’s Day raids in Indonesia to quash any ‘Western’ casual sex or ‘inappropriate’ gifts

Valentine’s Day wasn’t getting much love in Indonesia as authorities carried out raids to quash any casual sex and wayward gift-giving, while high school students protested against the celebration.

About 100 pupils in the country’s second-biggest city, Surabaya, demonstrated against the chocolates-and-flowers celebration, saying it promoted Western decadence and casual sex.

‘Say no to Valentine’s now!’ the group chanted, most of them teenage girls in hijab head coverings. Some held placards with phrases like ‘Sorry Valentine’s Day, I am Muslim’