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Thousands rally in Jakarta against US Jerusalem move

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Protesters in Jakarta rallied to condemn the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel's capital [Darren Whiteside/Reuters]

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied outside the US embassy in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, against President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Sunday’s protest was the fourth and largest mass rally in Indonesia, the world’s largest Muslim nation, since Trump’s announcement on Jerusalem’s status on December 6.

An estimated 80,000 protesters called on Trump to stop his plans to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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