A whole bunch of Muslims protested the Coldplay live performance in Indonesia, claiming that the band are LGBTQ “propagandists.”
An estimated 300-500 individuals participated within the protest at Gelora Bung Karno stadium in Jakarta on Wednesday after requires the live performance to be cancelled failed.
Over 70,000 individuals attended the live performance, the band’s solely cease in Indonesia throughout their “Music of the Spheres World Tour.” It had offered out inside hours of tickets occurring sale.
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Protesters have been from a number of completely different Muslim teams, together with one which calls itself the “anti-LGBT motion.”
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Agence France-Presse reports:
Lots of them have been a part of a gaggle that calls itself the “anti-LGBT motion” and when confronted by police, protesters began to push and conflict with officers.
They booed at concertgoers arriving on the stadium and shouted accusations that they have been LGBTQ supporters, based on native media studies.
Some carried banners accusing Coldplay of “LGBT propaganda” and damaging the nation’s “religion and morals”.
Homosexuality is authorized in Indonesia, besides within the very conservative and Islamic Aceh province.
The live performance was additionally criticized by Anwar Abbas, deputy chairman of the Indonesian Ulema Council, Indonesia’s Islamic regulatory physique.
“We all know that Coldplay helps LGBT, however now the query is, is the LGBT behaviour in keeping with… our structure?” he stated in an announcement on Wednesday, based on the AFP report. “There are six religions recognised on this nation, and never one in all them permits and tolerates LGBT observe.”
Over 4,000 cops have been deployed to maintain the peace on the live performance.
The band didn’t touch upon the protest.