West Papua independence movement
Members of the Papuan Student Alliance, as well as Indonesian students, organised a demonstration to demand West Papua’s right to self-determination, boycotting of elections, and closing of PT Freeport
Surya Anta, spokesperson of the People’s Liberation Party of Indonesia as well as Indonesia People’s Front for West Papua, talked to Peoples Dispatch about the choices before Indonesians in the upcoming presidential elections.
The Indonesian rule in West papua is marked by numerous human rights violations, and has been met with severe resistance by the people.
In the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua, a movement for self-determination has been going on since the 1960s.