SBS RADIO: Oubreak of violence reported in Papua

By Greg Dyett

interviews with West Papua Media and Asian Human Rights Commission

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Papuans attend a protest march in support of self-determination in July, 2010 (Getty Images)

Reports from the Indonesian province of Papua suggest that at least two people died when police and paramilitary troops open fired on crowds attending the Third Papuan People’s Congress.

Up to 20,000 people had reportedly gathered to hear the delegates talk about self-determination.

The violence is reported to have taken place after the Congress declared independence and elected two men as their president and prime minister.

Greg Dyett reports.

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