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Hundreds of Indonesians demanded Wednesday the dismissal of a district chief who divorced his teen wife via text message days after they married, alleging she lied about her virginity. 

Indonesians march during a 2006 anti-polygamy rally in Jakarta. Hundreds of Indonesians have demanded the dismissal of a district chief who divorced his teen wife via text message days after they married, alleging she lied about her virginity.

Around 300 protesters gathered outside the local government office in Garut, western Java, against Aceng Fikri, 40, who already had a wife when he married Fany Octora, now 18, as a second spouse. Polygamy is legal in Indonesia.

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