Supporters of banned Indonesian preacher Abdul Somad Batubara stage protests in Medan, Indonesia to criticise S'pore

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Supporters of Indonesian preacher Abdul Somad Batubara staged protests in Jakarta and Medan on Friday (May 20), a few days after Somad was denied entry into Singapore due to his history of extremist teachings.

This also came a day after Somad's supporters spammed Singapore President Halimah Yacob and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong's social media accounts to show their displeasures.


According to CNN IndonesiaSomad's supporters held a protest outside the office of the Singapore Consulate-General in Medan on Friday (May 20).

Prior to that, about 250 protestors gathered at Medan Grand Mosque, reported The Straits Times.

Pictures and videos of the protest were posted online, showing many protestors holding up placards and banners.

Aksi save Uas di Pekanbaru, Medan, dll

— Ustadz Abdul Somad (@UasAbdulSomad) May 20, 2022

Aksi Bela Ustadz Abdul Somad di #Medan Jumat 20 Mei 2022

"Ustadz Somad Di Lawan, Beginilah Jadinya .."

— jeanis (@selebmedsos) May 20, 2022

The placards and banners mostly criticised Singapore's decision to ban Somad from entering the country.

According to photos published by

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