The dramatic shift in Washington’s al-Quds policy triggered massive protests in the occupied Palestinian territories, Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Jordan, Tunisia, Algeria, Iraq, Morocco and other Muslim countries. Over 80,000 people, estimated by police, marched from the main mosque in Jakarta to Monas square in the city, while chanting pro-Palestinian and anti-US, Israeli slogans. Flags of the US and Israeli regime were also burned.
“We urge all countries to reject the unilateral and illegal decision of President Donald Trump to make Jerusalem Israel’s capital.” Anwar Abbas, the secretary general of the Indonesian Ulema Council, told the crowd. “We call on all Indonesian people to boycott US and Israel products in this country” if Trump does not revoke his action. Protesters waved Palestinian flags and held up placards, some reading: “Peace, love and free Palestine”.
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