Papuan Powder Keg

Kevin Ivey | 08/29/2019

​Papuan activists face off with Indonesian police and soldiers during a protest near the presidential palace in Jakarta on Aug. 22. West Papuan students demonstrated against racism and called for independence for Papua following the arrest of 43 Papuan students in Surabaya, East Java, for allegedly desecrating an Indonesian flag. A long-simmering conflict in Southeast Asia has started to boil. The indigenous inhabitants of Papua, consisting of the West Papua and Papua provinces...
 

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