Papuans at a rally in Timika, Papua province. Photo: AP

Fresh violence erupts in Indonesia’s Papua region, as anger spreads over alleged racist abuse of students

  • In Timika city, protesters threw rocks at a government building, while police fired tear gas in Fakfak, West Papua, after demonstrators set a market on fire
  • More than 1,000 police officers and soldiers have been deployed to the region, but observers say the move may only aggravate tensions
Topic |   Indonesia

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Papuans at a rally in Timika, Papua province. Photo: AP
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