Indonesia president urges calm after violent protests in Papua cities
Monday, 19 August 2019 Indonesian President Joko Widodo on Monday sought to ease tension after violent protests in several cities in Papua in response to claims of racist abuse and physical mistreatment of students from the country's easternmost region.
The Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua were embroiled in violent protests after national groups verbally abused Papuan students with racial slurs. Papuans are now demanding independence. But..