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  • Writer's pictureMerdeka Secretariat

December 1st Local Protest Action

Updated: Aug 24, 2019

Independence activists and supporters from different cities in Indonesia and West Papua took to the streets last December 1 to commemorate the 57th anniversary of the Flag Raising Day.

At 9:35 a.m., 7 people were detained by the Abepura Regional Police of Jayapura City in a peaceful protest.

Other cities wherein protests were also held are:


1. Kupang District: 18 people arrested

2. Ternate City: 99 people arrested

3. Ambon City: 43 people arrested

4. Manado City: 27 people arrested

5. Makassar City: 24 people arrested

6. Surabaya City: 233 people arrested

7. Jakarta: 140 people were surrounded and blocked in front of the Indonesia Legal Aid Foundation / YLBHI Building.

West Papua

1. Jayapura Regency: 44 people arrested

2. Jayapura City: 41 people arrested

3. Asmat District: 10 people

4. Serui District: 7 people

Total Arrests in Indonesia and West Papua: 595 people

Source: ULMWP in West Papua

Dec 1: Updates on the situations are still being gathered as of posting.


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