Four people were arrested immediately and the local government initiated a new security strategy for the area.
Some Muslim boys began offending and insulting Christian girls, resulting in a brawl among young people.
Before Christmas, police officers across Indonesia inspected a number of churches in several areas to clear them from bomb threats
In this video, seventeen Iraqi Christian children, between the ages of eight and twelve describe their Christmas wishes.
Fr. Saleh Diego: "This event symbolises that we are united."
Subject: Not to give permission to unauthorised people to celebrate Christmas.
The ministry highlighted that the "instructions" concerns only the Muslim citizens.
The incident happened in one of the city’ “vulnerable” district.
The bill passed just days after the Pope announced plans to travel to Iraq next March.