Indonesia: Tensions high as students decry persecution of Rohingya Muslims in Jakarta

Hundreds of students from the Association of Islamic Unity Students 'Hima Presis' demonstrated in solidarity with Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims, in front of the Myanmar Embassy in Jakarta, Sunday, where protesters urged the Myanmar government take immediate action over the persecution of Rohingya Muslims. «We are disturbed by the actions of a country (Myanmar) that can do this kind of human... Еще slaughtering,» Islamic Unity Students spokesperson said through a megaphone, adding, «we really feel disturbed with the situation and ask the Myanmar government to stop the killings happening again.» Heavy police presence monitored the rally, with occasional scuffles and shoves erupting between police and protesters. The resurfacing of violence in Myanmar is being blamed on last week's attack on the country's police force that left 12 officers dead. The Myanmar military claims to be targeting Rohingya militants in response, leading to widespread reports of wide scale killings, arson, looting and rape in Rohingya villages. The number of Rohingya Muslims crossing into Bangladesh since last week's eruption of violence in Rakhine state has reached 40,000, according to UN estimates.

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