Participants of 212 alumni reunion throng Monas

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Participants of the 212 alumni reunion rally who came from Jakarta and its satellite towns thronged the rally places at Monas (National Monument) square on Sunday morning.

Clad in white clothes, the rally participants came to Monas by public transportation and KRL commuter trains.

On a number of thoroughfares, some participants who were going to take part in the 212 rally came using motorcycles. They flew flags with tawheed letters.

“I used a motorbike because my house is far from train station,” Hanin (27) said. She who is a resident of Ciputat of Banten came to the reunion location together with her husband and two children. A white flag with tawheed letters was attached on her motorbike.

There were many participants went to Monas areas on foot. The participants mixed with other city residents who were jogging on Jalan MH Thamrin on the occasion of the routine Car Free Day.

The Chairman of the 212 Alumni Reunion Media Center, Novel Bamukmin, said the rally had no political purpose. It is basically a religious tourism and effort to uphold tawheed (faith in one God).

“There is no political element. We do not allow other flags to fly, besides Merah Putih and the Tawheed flag. We do not allow party flags,” said Novel.

The 212 rally alumni was established to gather people who were involved in the rally on Dec 2, 2016 to call for the prosecution of then-Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama or Ahok for blasphemy.

Source: ANTARA News