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Monday, 30 April, 2001, 14:58 GMT 15:58 UK
Picture gallery: Jakarta protests
As the Indonesian parliament voted to censure President Abdurrahman Wahid for alleged corruption thousands of supporters braved torrential rain to protest on the streets of the capital, Jakarta.

The move paves the way for an impeachment of Mr Wahid who appealed to his supporters not to resort to violence.

Supporters of Wahid march in Jakarta
Some 5,000 supporters of President Wahid march along one of Jakarta's main avenues.

Supporters wearing t-shirts with Wahid's image
Many of them chant slogans shouting "Long Live Wahid".

Wahid's supporters with their heads freshly shaved
Some have their heads shaved as a sacrificial tribute to their leader.

A supporter crying
A supporter cries as he prays at a gathering in the national monument park in Jakarta.

Supporters outside the Indonesian parliament
Onlookers peer through barbed wire erected to protect the parliament where legislators debate the censure motion.

A security guard searches a parliamentarian before the debate
A parliamentarian is searched before he is allowed into the lower house for the debate.

Akbar Tandjung (left) and Soetardjo Soerjoguritno
Parliamentary Speaker Akbar Tandjung (left) confers with his deputy.

Legislators in the Indonesian parliament during the censure debate
Legislators cheer after a statement of opinion read by a member of the opposition party recommends Mr Wahid's censure.

Indonesian riot police
Riot police find an alternative use for their riot shields during the downpour.
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30 Apr 01 | Asia-Pacific
Wahid faces impeachment
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