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Indonesian Officers’ Racist Slurs Trigger Riots in Papua

Expand Papuan activists shout slogans during a rally near the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, August 22, 2019. © 2019 AP Photo/Dita Alangkara Indigenous Papuans angered by decades of racism rallied in 30 cities across Indonesia, including Jakarta, this week, after video circulated of Indonesian militias racially abusing Papuan students. Rioting Papuans burned down a local parliament building in Manokwari and a prison in Sorong, West Papua province, on Monday, as video of the events spread. On Thursday the government shut down the internet in Papua. The videos show Indonesian police…

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