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Protesters burn local government building in Papua protest : Protesters burn local government building in Papua protest

Aug 29, 2019 - The Canadian Press

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Protesters in Indonesia's restive Papua province set fire to a local government building and broke into a prison on Thursday as thousands rallied against racism and called for their region's independence, officials said.

National police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said the building was burned in Abepura town. He said he could not confirm reports that protesters also set fire to several other buildings, including offices, shops and gas stations.

The government has blo...