Indonesia chief security minister to fly to Papua as fresh protests erupt

Police officers stand guard during a protest in Mimika, Papua, Indonesia, August 21, 2019 in this photo taken by Antara Foto. Antara Foto/Sevianto Pakiding via REUTERS

TIMIKA, Indonesia (Reuters) – Indonesia’s chief security minister said he will fly to Papua late on Wednesday after violent protests, including stone-throwing and the torching of some buildings, spread to more towns in the easternmost region over perceived discrimination. Police fired tear gas to disperse a crowd in the town of Fakfak, West Papua, after […]

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