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United Nations and Pacific Regional Leaders Call for End of Violence in Indonesia : August 16 and September 4, 2019

United Nations and Pacific Regional Leaders Call for End of Violence in Indonesia
Linda Grimm

Indonesia was racked by several periods of public unrest in 2019, from protests challenging the outcome of general elections in April to student-led demonstrations against a perceived weakening of the country’s anticorruption commission and other legislative actions. In August, racial slurs spoken against students from Indonesia’s Papua region sparked two weeks of often-violent protests, with Papuans calling for an end to the discrimination they faced and some demanding independence. Clashes between protesters and Indonesian security forces, as well as a government-imposed Internet blackout, drew the attention of ...

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