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Malaysian Muslims protest Trump's Jerusalem declaration

AP  |  Kuala Lumpur 

More than 1,000 Malaysian Muslims have protested outside the in against President Donald Trump's decision to recognize as Israel's capital.

The protesters, led by Sports Minister Khairy Jamaluddin, marched from a nearby mosque after Friday prayers to the US Embassy, halting traffic as they chanted "Long live Islam" and "Destroy Zionists."

Many carried banners, some of which said "Free Palestine" and "is the capital of "

Khairy addressed Trump in a speech after handing a protest note to an embassy official, saying "Mr President, this is an illegal announcement. is an occupied territory. You must not even set foot in ... The world will rise against the United States.

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First Published: Fri, December 08 2017. 14:25 IST