Violent protest erupts in capital of Indonesia's Papua
Thursday, 29 August 2019 Protesters in Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua set buildings ablaze on Thursday, forcing the state power firm to cut off electricity in parts of the provincial capital of Jayapura, state media and an executive of the utility said.
The Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua were embroiled in violent protests after national groups verbally abused Papuan students with racial slurs. Papuans are now demanding independence. But will their demands be heard?