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Indonesia church plan opposed
Muslims say construction of church in Jakarta suburb violates local regulations.
Last Modified: 17 Sep 2010 16:32 GMT


Thousands of people in Indonesia have been protesting against the construction of a church just outside Jakarta, the capital city.

Muslims say the plan does not comply with the Indonesian law, which requires the support of the local community before building a house of worship.

Christians, however, say that they have already attained the backing of the local government.

Al Jazeera's Step Vaessen reports from the Indonesian province of West Java.

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