- Title: Indonesian authorities investigate cause of Papua protest
- Date: 29th August 2019
- Summary: TIMIKA, PAPUA PROVINCE, INDONESIA (AUGUST 28, 2019) (REUTERS) **WARNING: CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** INDONESIAN ARMY CHIEF HADI TJAHJANTO AND POLICE CHIEF TITO KARNAVIAN SHAKING HANDS WITH LOCAL OFFICIALS TWO ARMED SOLDIERS NEAR LOCAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) INDONESIA POLICE CHIEF, TITO KARNAVIAN, SAYING (KARNAVIAN AND TJAHJANTO STANDING SIDE BY SIDE): "We already investigated several people, and seven people are under intensive investigation, but we still have not declared which one is the suspect." INDONESIA ARMY CHIEF, HADI TJAHJANTO SAYING (Bahasa Indonesia): "From the army side, we are still investigating two suspects: one suspect is a military commander in district level for not obeying a superior order and other is a local officer. Those two are now under intensive investigation." ARMED SOLDIERS OUTSIDE LOCAL GOVERNMENT BUILDING JAKARTA, INDONESIA, (AUGUST 28, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF PAPUAN STUDENTS MARCHING IN STREET TWO PAPUAN WOMEN PAINTED WITH THE 'FREE PAPUAN' FLAG PROTESTER HOLDING POSTER READING (Bahasa Indonesia) "STOP RACISM, PAPUAN NOT MONKEY" VARIOUS OF PROTESTER HOLDING POSTER READING (English) "I'm not monkey" PAPUAN WOMEN HOLDING SIGN READING (Bahasa Indonesia) "ARREST AND BRING TO TRIAL, PEOPLE WHO SURROUND PAPUAN DORMITORY IN SURABAYA" (SOUNDBITE) (Bahasa Indonesia) PROTESTER, AMBROSIUS (FULL NAME NOT GIVEN) SAYING: "We Papuan students in Indonesia want independence for Papua, that is our first demand. And secondly, there was racism in Surabaya by security personnel." PROTEST LEADER GIVING SPEECH CARS DRIVING BY PROTEST
- Embargoed: 12th September 2019 07:27
- Keywords: Indonesia Papua clash military police
- Location: TIMIKA, PAPUA PROVINCE AND JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- City: TIMIKA, PAPUA PROVINCE AND JAKARTA, INDONESIA
- Country: Indonesia
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001AU4S3EV
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Indonesian military chief and police chief said on Wednesday (August 28) the authorities were investigating the case in Surabaya that had triggered over a week of unrest in the country's eastern most Papua province.
A few individuals, including one military commander in district level and a local officer, were investigated for "not obeying superior order", military chief Hadi Tjahjanto said during a trip to Papua to meet the community leaders.
The latest spate of demonstrations in Papua and across Indonesia was triggered by a racist slur against Papuan students who were hit by tear gas in their dormitory and detained in the city of Surabaya in East Java last week.
The rallies grew in several places into a broader demand for an independence referendum.
In a separate incident on Wednesday, shooting broke out at a protests in a Papua town of Deiyai, killing one soldier and two protesters, local police said.
Papuan police spokesman Ahmad Kamal said in a statement that one soldier had been killed and two protesters had died. He said one of the protesters was killed by a bullet and the other by an arrow. He did not say how the soldier died. Five people had been wounded, he said.
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