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West Papuans Protest Against Indonesian Rule

West Papuan protesters faced off with police in the Indonesian capital on Thursday in a demonstration calling for the remote region's independence.  Organizers had promised protests in other cities and said police had denied them permission to march in central Jakarta. The dozens of demonstrators were blocked from marching onto a busy traffic circle in the capital by several hundred police who fired water cannons and dragged men from the crowd into waiting police...

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