Furious protesters march against Coldplay concert after claiming band's support of LGBTQ+ will corrupt country’s youth | The Sun
ANGRY protesters marched yesterday against a Coldplay concert in their city.
The band are due to play a stadium gig in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta on Wednesday.
But conservative Muslims claim their support of LGBTQ+ will corrupt the country’s youth.
Nearly 100 people chanted “We reject Coldplay” as they marched to the heavily-guarded British Embassy after Friday prayers.
Hery Susanto said: “We are here for the sake of guarding our young generation.
“We have to reject the concert.”
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Protest co-ordinator Novel Bamukmin said if the gig was not cancelled, thousands of protesters would confront the band on their way from the airport.
Coldplay have 1.6 million fans in Jakarta and are on their Music Of The Spheres world Tour.
Lead singer Chris Martin has worn rainbow colours and waved Pride flags at performances.
Indonesia’s tourism minister Sandiaga Uno assured fans there would be no disruptions to the concert.
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