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Students in Yogyakarta oppose sending military reinforcements to Papua
Tribune News - December 19, 2014
The action disrupted the flow of traffic in the area. Earlier, the protesters held a long march from Jl. Kusumanegara to the zero kilometre point.
Currently they are giving speeches and have formed a circle in the centre of the intersection. "Withdraw TNI [Indonesian military] from the Land of Papua! Investigate the human rights violations that have occurred in Papua", said one of the speakers.
The protesters also brought a variety of banners with messages such as, "Reject the integration of Papua through the 1969 Pepera" and "Reject the deployment of the TNI to Papua".
1. Trikora After the Dutch announced the formation of a Nieuw Guinea Raad on April 1961, with the intention of creating an independent Papuan state, Indonesia's founding President Sukarno declared military confrontation in his Tri Komando Rakjat (TRIKORA, Triple Commands of the People) speech in Yogyakarta on December 19, 1961.
2. Pepera The so-called "Act of Free Choice", the 1969 UN sponsored referendum that saw 1,025 hand-picked delegates vote in favor of West Papua's integration with Indonesia.
[Translated by James Balowski for the Indoleft News Service. The original title of the report was "Mahasiswa Papua di Yogja Tolak Pengiriman TNI".]
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