A local parliament building burns during a protest in Manokwari, West Papua. Photo: EPA-EFE

Indonesia’s Papua burns as protests against alleged police abuse turn violent

  • The protests came after pro-independence student activists were detained over the weekend for allegedly destroying an Indonesian flag
  • Papua declared itself independent in 1961 but was incorporated into Indonesia after a referendum in 1969
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A local parliament building burns during a protest in Manokwari, West Papua. Photo: EPA-EFE
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