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Australians Threaten To Boycott Bali After Indonesian Executions

As grief turns to anger, Australians reignite an online movement to boycott travel to Bali and Indonesia.

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Hundreds of Australians are urging people to stop travelling to the Indonesian holiday island of Bali, furious over the execution of two Australian citizens overnight.

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The bodies of Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are on their way home to Australia after they were shot by firing squad in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The group representing Schoolies has told Fairfax it will no longer book trips to Bali for the annual end-of-exams celebration.

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"We will engage in discussions with young people who had planned to travel to Bali [to celebrate the end of school exams] this year, and recommend other destinations," Dominic Mapstone, from the National Schoolies Site said.

"Today's execution of Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, highlight the vulnerability of all Australians should they face the Indonesian judicial system for even minor offences."

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People are vowing to boycott the popular holiday destination, which attracts around 1 million tourists from Australia each year.

Civilised countries do not execute people. My family will never holiday there now. #boycottindonesia #boycottbali

Important that people now #boycottbali and also #BoycottIndonesia - it's daft to be up in arms yet also headed to Ubud in November

They shot our two citizens dead.We don't kill people as punishment.No member of my family wiil ever got to Bali. #boycottbali #BaliNine

I genuinely hope Australians #boycottbali for a long long time. They need to pay for what they have done. #barbarians

We were wrong about you, Jokowi. A dark day. A barbaric system. #Bali9 #boycottbali

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You're making an example of these men Bali & discouraged me from ever visiting your shores. #boycottBali #BoycottIndonesia

Just cancelled our trip to Bali. Off to Fiji instead. #boycottbali

Looks like ive had my final bali holiday, Indonesia you should be ashamed of yourselves #BoycottIndonesia #boycottbali

Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Australians are "entitled to be angry" as he announced Australia would withdraw its ambassador from Indonesia and suspend ministerial contact.

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"I would say to people yes, you are absolutely entitled to be angry but we've got to be very careful to ensure that we do not allow our anger to make a bad situation worse," he said.

A Facebook page called "Boycott Bali for the Boys" has received almost 10,000 likes since it was established in January.

Facebook: BoycottBaliforTheBoys

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