Large Crowd Packs Soekarno-Hatta to Welcome Rizieq Shihab

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  • Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader, Rizieq Shihab, welcomed his supporters when arriving Soekarno-Hatta International airport at Tangerang, Banten, November10, 2020. FPI leader Muhammad Rizieq Shihab had undergone a COVID-19 swab test before returning to Indonesia from Mecca, Saudi Arabia. TEMPO/M Taufan Rengganis

    Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) leader, Rizieq Shihab, welcomed his supporters when arriving Soekarno-Hatta International airport at Tangerang, Banten, November10, 2020. FPI leader Muhammad Rizieq Shihab had undergone a COVID-19 swab test before returning to Indonesia from Mecca, Saudi Arabia. TEMPO/M Taufan Rengganis

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The leader of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) Rizieq Shihab exited the airplane that transported himto Indonesia after his self-exile in Saudi Arabia on 09:35 Jakarta times, which was welcomed by thousands of his followers at the Soekarno-Hatta airport. 

    Thousands of his followers packed the airport’s Terminal 3 which was guarded by FPI’s own security personnel and Armed Forces (TNI) soldiers who were there to help control the situation. 

    Based on Tempo’s observation, the FPI security dubbed ‘laskar FPI’ created a barricade that opened the path for Rizieq Shihab to walk to his transport. 

    As Rizieq Shihab walked to the car, many of his followers used the opportunity to shake his hands, take pictures, and videos. The FPI leader was seen wearing a face mask throughout this process until he left the airport.

    Also Read: Rizieq Shihab Has Passed Swab Test Before Returning to Indonesia: FPI

    MUHAMMAD KURNIANTO (CONTRIBUTOR)