Protests in West Papua Have Turned Violent Amid an Internet Blackout. Here’s What to Know

Aug 29, 2019 - Time Magazine

Protests have gripped the Indonesian province of West Papua for more than a week as racial and political tensions boiled over into violence. Information is scarce due to an Internet blackout in the remote region, but reports claim several people have died in clashes between pro-independence demonstrators and Indonesian authorities.

Here’s what to know about the demonstrations as they stretch into their second week:

The most recent unrest appears to have been sparked by the mass arr...