Tag Archives: August 22 2019

Allegations of Racism, Police Brutality Spark Violent Protests in Papua

People participate in a protest march in Jayapura, Papua, on Monday. (Photo: Antara Photo/Gusti Tanati)

Jakarta.¬†Alleged racism and police brutality against Papuan students in East Java on Saturday triggered violent protests in cities in Indonesia’s two easternmost provinces on Monday. Police said false information about officers killing Papuan students during raids in Malang and Surabaya went viral over the weekend, triggering public anger in their hometowns. Police maintain that no Papuan students had been arrested ... Read More »