'Coin for Australia' movement in Indonesia goes viral
- Published: Feb 27, 2015, 3 AM
Coins are taking center stage in Indonesia as a symbol of disdain for Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, who asked Indonesia to keep in mind his country's assistance following the 2004 tsunami and not move forward with the execution of two Australian men, according to BBC.
"He said Australia would be 'grievously let down' if the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, sentenced to death in 2006 for leading a drug trafficking group dubbed the Bali Nine, went ahead," the BBC report reads.
A #CoinForAustralia hashtag has resulted. Indonesians upset with Abbott's remarks have posted pictures of small-denomination Rupiah coins with the hashtag to say they're OK giving Australia its relief money back.
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