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FPI sweeping on beauty parlours and entertainment centers

Indosiar.com, Yogyakarta – Tuesday (25/8/09) early in the morning, Front Pembela Islam (FPI – Islamic Defender Front) – a mass organization – conducted a sweeping on beauty parlours and entertainment centers in Yogyakarta. They almost clashed with the Police who came to disperse them.

Dozens of people who claimed to act on behalf of FPI entered several buildings. They conducted a sweeping actions on entertainment centers deemed to have disturbed the sacred month of Ramadhan.

Riding several cars and motorbikes, the militia also interrogated several youths who were hanging out on the streets of Yogya.

Those they found drinking alcohol were immediately dispersed, not forgetting to crush the bottles of liquors they found on the scene. These militias almost clashed with the police who came to disperse them on account of disturbing public order.

Fortunately the clash didn’t materialize. However the militias have threatened to continue their vigilante actions on entertainment centers. Furthermore they demanded restaurant owners to close their restaurants during daylight. (Kresna Agung / Dv)

Translated from: http://www.indosiar.com/patroli/81863/fpi-sweeping-salon-dan-tempat-hiburan

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