Candlelight vigil for Indonesian governor in Taipei on Sunday

A candlelight vigil will be held for Indonesian governor “Ahok” at Taipei Main Station on May 14 at 6 p.m.

Taiwan News
Date: 2017/05/12
By: Keoni Everington, Taiwan News, Staff Writer

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A candlelight vigil is going to be held for the Christian

Announcement of a candlelight vigil to be held in Taipei on May 14 for former Indonesian governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama

governor of Jakarta Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, who was sentenced to two years in prison for blaspheming the Quran.

The vigil will be held at 6 p.m. on Sunday, May 14 at the Taipei Main Station Exit 3. Participants are requested to dress in red and white, the colors of the Indonesian flag, and burn candles as they sing the Indonesian national anthem in support of the jailed governor.

As of 2016, there were approximately 238,000 Indonesians in Taiwan, many of whom are migrant workers. As they have Sundays off they often gather on that day in and around the Taipei Main Station to socialize and shop in the underground mall and nearby Indonesian Street on Beiping West Road (北平西路), where many restaurants, salons and shops can be found.    [FULL  STORY]

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