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Hard-line Islamic groups lead protest over Indonesia omnibus law

President Joko Widodo backs legislation despite demonstrations

Members of Indonesian Islamist groups take part in a protest against the omnibus law near the National Monument in Jakarta on October 13.   © Reuters

JAKARTA -- Hard-line Islamic organizations led demonstrations against Indonesia's controversial "job creation" omnibus law on Tuesday, calling on those gathered to continue protesting until President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is ousted.

Around 1,000 people from the 212 Alumni -- a union of radical Islamic groups -- gathered in central Jakarta, according to police.

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