Indonesia deploys extra security forces as protests spread

Indonesian security forces have deployed extra personnel to man the streets of Papuan cities and towns in a bid to control ongoing protests. arge protests have spread through the Indonesia-ruled Papuan provinces this week in response to racist harassment of Papuans in…
Riots in West Papua: why Indonesia needs to answer for its broken promises

Last weekend, the Indonesian police took 43 West Papuan students into custody for allegedly disrespecting the Indonesian flag during an independence day celebration (an allegation the students deny). Police stormed the students’ dorm and used teargas to force them out, while bystanders…
Papuan outrage after Surabaya harassment

Large public demonstrations are underway in cities in West Papua after the reported harassment of Papuans in Indonesia over recent days. Papua’s provincial governor has also spoken out after dozens of Papuan university students were set upon by a mob…
Papuans continue protests against racism and hatred

By Asia Pacific Report – August 21, 2019, By Johnny Blades of RNZ Pacific Protests are spreading in Indonesia-ruled West Papua in response to harassment of Papuans during explosive incidents in Javanese cities last week. Indonesia’s president has urged calm after some of the protests turned…