A Papuan student, whose face is painted with the colours of the separatist Morning Star flag, holds up a poster during a rally. Photo: AP

Power cut off in capital of Indonesia’s Papua as protesters set fire to public property

  • Police fired tear gas to scatter demonstrators who set fire to cars and threw stones at shops and offices, state media said
  • For almost two weeks, the region has been racked by civil unrest over perceived racial and ethnic discrimination
Topic |   Indonesia

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A Papuan student, whose face is painted with the colours of the separatist Morning Star flag, holds up a poster during a rally. Photo: AP
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Papuan activists with their faces painted with the colours of the separatist Morning Star flag. Photo: AP

Six killed after Indonesian authorities open fire on Papuan protesters

  • Thousands of Papuans have been protesting over perceived ethnic discrimination since last week
  • About 1,200 police officers have flown to the region which has a heavy military presence due to decades of separatist conflicts
Topic |   Indonesia

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Papuan activists with their faces painted with the colours of the separatist Morning Star flag. Photo: AP
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