1,000 protest IDF activity at Jakarta US embassy

Around 1,000 Indonesian men, women and children rallied Sunday at the US Embassy against Israel's military operations, as Middle East violence escalated over the capture of IDF Cpl. Gilad Shalit. The protest was organized by the Islamist Justice and Prosperity Party whose members shouted anti-American slogans and denounced Israel and accused its troops of human rights violations. Around 500 police officers with water canons protected the American complex, often the staging point for anti-Western demonstrations.