A woman holds up a poster of 'Egg Boy' in Jakarta on Friday (22/03). (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Prayer for Christchurch

BY : YUDHA BASKORO

MARCH 23, 2019

Jakarta. Muslims in Indonesia held a street wake near the National Monument in Central Jakarta on Friday (22/03) for the 50 people killed—including one Indonesian man, Lilik Abdul Hamid—in mass shootings at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, last week.

Those who were present at the wake demanded that the Indonesian government provide more protection for Indonesian citizens living in New Zealand. 

They also said they supported New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern's decision six days after the masacre to ban military-style semiautomatic weapons and assault rifles. 

There were also posters praising "Egg Boy," the nickname for Will Connolly, a 17-year-old boy from Hampton, Australia, who smashed an egg on right-wing Australian senator Fraser Anning's head after he made a series of comments on Twitter that linked the shootings to immigration.

The hundred-strong crowd then performed a ghoib prayer for the dead in front of the Ramayana statue.

Indonesian muslims carry a banner said 'Stop Islamophobia' during support action in front of Horse Statue, Central Jakarta on Friday (22/03) They support New Zealand
Muslims gather in Central Jakarta before a street wake for the victims of the Christchurch mosque shootings. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Tukish flag is waving on Jakarta sky during the support action in front of Arjuna Wiwaha horse statue, Central Jakarta on Friday (22/03) Turkish president Erdo?an shows his empaty to victims of mass shooting in Christchurch during his political rallies. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A Turkish flag was seen in the crowd. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Participant carries a corps in a teatrical action in front of horse statue, Central Jakarta on Friday (22/03) The member of muslim community performed a teatrical action before held the Ghoib prayer in front of the horse statue.(JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Street theatre was part of the action. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian muslims suppport muslim in New Zealand in front of horse statue, Central Jakarta on Friday (22/03) (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Friday's wake was held next to the National Monument, seen in the background. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Indonesian muslim brings a poster said stay strong moslem new zealand in front of Arjuna Wiwaha statue, Central Jakarta on Friday (22/03) Women across New Zealand are wearing headscarves in a show of support for the Muslim community. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A strong show of solidarity from a woman in the crowd. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The member of muslim community performed a teatrical action in front of Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on Friday (22/03) They give a message about Islam is peace religion. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A re-enactment of the Christchurch shootings made up part of the street theater action. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Participants performed the Ghoib prayer in front of the horse statue, Central Jakarta on Friday (22/03) Ghoib prayer is a prayer for praying for bodies that are located far away in different place. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A ghoib prayer for the dead was performed at the end of the wake. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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