Indonesians rally President's ally Ahok over blasphemy

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Tens of thousands of Muslims are rallying in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, against the city's Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who is accused of insulting the Quran.

Protesters chanting, praying and carrying banners gathered at the National Monument in central Jakarta on Friday demanding that Purnama, an ethnic Chinese Christian popularly known as Ahok, be jailed on blasphemy charges.

Purnama, a long-term ally of President Joko Widodo, is being investigated over comments he made about his opponents' use of the Quran in campaigning.

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