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Indonesian city tears down church in front of worshippers

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An Indonesian city government demolished a church in front of its weeping congregation Thursday, as Muslim protesters egged on workers and branded the Christians "infidels". 

Indonesian civilian policemen use an excavator to demolish the Taman Sari Batak Christian Protestant Church in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta, on March 21, 2013.

Dozens in the 100-strong congregation wailed as a digger tore down the brick walls, with worshippers accusing the government of "criminalising our religion", in a sign of increasing intolerance in the world's largest Muslim-majority nation.

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