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Report: Indonesian Police Kill Six West Papuan Protesters

HeadlineAug 29, 2019

Indonesian police have reportedly killed six protesters in West Papua amid escalating demonstrations calling for Papuan independence. The Guardian reports police fired live rounds on Wednesday at protesters taking part in a sit-in outside a government building. Indonesia recently deployed 1,200 additional troops to West Papua and cut off internet access to the region.

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