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Parliament building torched and city paralysed as thousands protest in Papua, Indonesia

Riots broke out and a local parliament building was torched in Indonesia’s Papua on Monday, as thousands protested against the weekend detention of pro-independence student activists.A reporter on the scene estimated several thousand protesters took to the streets of Manokwari, the capital of West Papua province, bringing the city of some 130,000 to a standstill.Some demonstrators set fire to shops and vehicles, knocked down street signs, and threw rocks at government buildings.“The parliament…... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Parliament building torched and city paralysed as thousands protest in Papua, Indonesia, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Parliament building torched and city paralysed as thousands protest in Papua, Indonesia

 

 

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Published By: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST - Monday, 19 August

 

 

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