Thursday, August 22, 2019

Indonesia Cuts The Internet And Deploys 1,000 Soldiers To West Papua To Quell Unrest

The Independent: Papua protests: Indonesia cuts off internet to entire province and deploys more than 1,000 soldiers as riots escalate

Thousands take to streets as government buildings set on fire amid racism allegations

Indonesia has deployed more than 1,000 soldiers and blocked internet access in Papua where unrest has swelled over authorities’ alleged mistreatment of students.

Thousands of protesters in the province and in neighbouring West Papua have taken to the streets, with some setting fire to a prison, government buildings and offices.

Jakarta deployed the soldiers in an attempt to stop the riots, which have been fuelled by claims of racial discrimination against Papuans.

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More News On The Unrest In West Papua

West Papua protests: Indonesia deploys 1,000 soldiers to quell unrest, cuts internet -- The Guardian
Indonesia blocks internet in West Papua as protest rages -- Al Jazeera
Indonesia deploys 1,000 police to West Papua to quell protests -- CNN
Indonesia blocks internet in Papua amid unrest -- DW
Jakarta scrambles to bring order to Papua -- Jakarta Post
Indonesia deploys troops to Papua as protestors set towns alight -- ABC News Online
Why are there violent clashes in Papua and West Papua? -- Ben Doherty, The Guardian

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