29 Aug 2019

Claims Papuans killed in clashes with Indonesia military

From , 3:04 pm on 29 August 2019

Indonesian police say one soldier and two protestors have been killed in West Papua after shooting broke out at a rally on Wednesday. 

But activists and other witnesses have told local media at least six Papuans died in the clash in Deiyei regency, and several others were injured. 

Don Wiseman spoke to our reporter Mackenzie Smith, who has been following the events and asked him how the violence broke out. 

Police blockade the protest in Jayapura.

Police blockade the protest in Jayapura. Photo: Whens Tebay