A Papuan activist with his face painted with the colours of the separatist Morning Star flag during a rally in Jakarta. Photo: AP

Racism, rage and rising calls for freedom in Indonesia’s Papua

  • Protests that began in early August were sparked by a viral video that showed Indonesian military officers taunting Papuan students with racist slurs
  • Separatists now hope that the seething anger, resentment and rage on the streets can be transformed into real momentum for independence
Topic |   Indonesia

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A Papuan activist with his face painted with the colours of the separatist Morning Star flag during a rally in Jakarta. Photo: AP
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