West Papua rebel shot dead as protests continue

West Papua rebel shot dead as protests continue
Indonesian police respond to large anti-racism protests, Jayapura, 19 August 2019 Photo: Whens Tebay
Indonesian police respond to large anti-racism protests, Jayapura, 19 August 2019 Photo: Whens Tebay

A police spokesperson said the death came during a gunfire exchange in Wamena on Friday, which also injured an officer and a civilian.

Meanwhile, two people were arrested for looting in Manokwari, the provincial capital where the parliament building was set ablaze last week.

A third person was arrested in the city for setting fire to an Indonesian flag.

Source: RNZ

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