New Anti-Danish Demonstrations in Indonesia

New anti-Danish demonstrations in Indonesia erupted Monday in several major cities across the country.
In the capital Jakarta, where the Danish embassy is located on the 25th floor in an office building, some 300 demonstrators gathered there around 10 this morning. The Danish embassy had chosen to remain closed so the demonstrator did not force their way into the lobby as they did during the somewhat more spontaneous demonstration at the embassy on Friday. Instead, they remained outside where they shouted anti-Danish slogans and reiterated their demand for an apology.
     Around noon the demonstration broke up following a heavy downpour of rain.
     In Surabaya on East Java, which has so far been quiet, demonstrations took place outside the Danish consulate there.
     In Medan, where demonstrations had been announced, the demonstrators instead went to a mosque where they vented their anger.
Around noon the assembly again broke up without the Danish consulate being affected.

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