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Rotten egg attack mars Indonesia Christmas celebration

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More than 200 Indonesian Muslims threw rotten eggs at Christians wanting to hold a Christmas mass near land outside Jakarta where they plan to build a church, police and a witness said. 

Indonesian Muslim residents (foreground) from Jejalen Jaya village block Christian worshippers (hidden in background) as well as policemen guarding the members of the Filadelfia Batak Christian Protestant church, in Bekasi, on December 23, 2012. Two days later, More than 200 Muslims threw rotten eggs at the Christians wanting to hold a Christmas mass there.

Some 100 Christian worshippers intended to hold a mass near empty land where they hope to build a church, about 30-kilometre (18 miles) east of the capital, in a project barred by district government and community members in 2009.

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