West Papua: Day of violence sees at least 27 dead

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West Papua: Day of violence sees at least 27 dead

Postby SW RANGER » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:39 pm

A new wave of violence has hit the restive Indonesian region of West Papua after hundreds of protesters, mostly high school students, set fire to several buildings in a town on Monday.

At least 23 people died in the regional capital Wamena, some of whom were trapped inside burning buildings.

The protests were reportedly triggered by a teacher's racist comments - an allegation the police called a "hoax".



https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-49806182
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