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11 arrested as stones fly in Manokwari protest

  • Nethy Dharma Somba

    The Jakarta Post

Jayapura | Wed, October 24 2012 | 10:35 am

PREMIUM Police clashed with protestors after a rally held by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Manokwari, West Papua, turned violent.

Papua Police Spokesman Adj. Sr. Comr. I Gede Sumerta said tension surfaced when protestors started to attack police officers, who were safeguarding the rally, by hurling stones.

The clash between both sides became unavoidable as officers fired into...