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FPI to Stage Protest at Facebook Indonesia HQ Today

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Members of the Islamic Defenders Front (FPI) and other Islamic mass-organizations are scheduled to stage a protest at the headquarters of Facebook Indonesia on Friday, January 12. 

The social media giant is protested by FPI after Facebook blocked several official pages belonging to Islamic mass-organizations and Islamic teachings. The rally is scheduled to be held after the Friday prayers at the Al-Azhar Mosque in South Jakarta.

“Everyone will head straight to the Al-Azhar Mosque,” said the Head of FPI Jakarta chapter Novel Bamukmin on Thursday, January 11. Members of the Islamic organizations will then head to the Facebook Indonesia headquarters at Gatot Subroto on foot and planned to stage the protest until before sunset.

Read: FPI to Hold Rally at Facebook Office Tomorrow

Novel questioned Facebook’s rationale behind the take-down of their official page. He reasons that FPI’s Facebook page is used to spread positive humanitarian activities. “We utilize that page for humanitarian reasons, to serve the people wherever they are, such as during a natural disaster,” he said.

Novel deemed Facebook’s move unfair considering that there are plenty of questionable accounts that are yet to be taken down, “Facebook pages linked to LGBT, communism, foreign, and supporters of colonialism still exist,” said the FPI member.

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