US Embassy Indonesia: Violent Clashes in Jakarta, Protest in Medan

AFP reports that Indonesian protesters hurled petrol bombs and clashed with local police outside the US Embassy in Jakarta on Monday, as demonstrations in the world’s most populous Muslim nation turned violent.  Riot police responded with bursts of water cannon and fired warning shots into the air to disperse the 700 protesters. Several policemen were reported injured in the clashes.

On Monday, about 50 protesters, reportedly students, also trampled on the American flag and threw eggs at the American Presence Post (APP) in Medan, the capital of North Sumatra province according to an AFP reporter.