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Hundreds of people rallied in the Hindu-majority holiday island of Bali against a tough anti-pornography law branded by critics as a threat to religious freedom.

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Hundreds of people rallied in the Hindu-majority holiday island of Bali against a tough anti-pornography law branded by critics as a threat to religious freedom. About 400 people marched through the Balinese capital Denpasar. Protesters denounced as too broad the law’s definition of pornography, saying it was a threat to Indonesia’s diverse non-Muslim minorities and could shatter national unity. The protesters in traditional sarongs and translucent temple blouses marched toward the provincial governor’s office, cheering wildly at traditional dances and performances by local pop singers in curve-hugging pants. The law passed after years of deliberation in Jakarta criminalised Papuan culture, where many people go semi-naked. A challenge to the law would be launched in Indonesia’s Constitutional Court next week, activist Ngurah Harta told the protest.