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Indonesian Officials Defend Parade of Veiled Kids with Guns

Tuesday, 21 August 2018 03:38 AM

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian officials are defending a street parade that involved veiled kindergarteners carrying replica weapons but police say they'll arrest the person who uploaded a viral video of the event to Facebook.

The video of children dressed head-to-toe in black marching with wooden guns has caused a sensation in Indonesia, which in May suffered one of its worst attacks in years when militants used their children as suicide bombers in the second-largest city Surabaya.

The parade was one of the thousands held across Indonesia on Friday to mark independence.

Probolinggo Police Chief Alfian Nurrizal told The Associated Press police are investigating who uploaded the video. He said it may have been edited to convey the wrong impression.

Local media reported that Education Minister Muhajir Effendy said the parade was misinterpreted.

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