The Jakarta Post
Operations at the Domine Eduard Osok Airport in Sorong, West Papua, were disrupted on Wednesday when locals staged a rally.
National Police spokesman Sr. Comr. Agus Rianto said on Wednesday that the protest had forced the airport's management to suspend some flights.
'At 11 a.m. local time [9 a.m. Jakarta time], between 30 and 40 people staged a rally around the airport's compound. The local police deployed personnel to monitor the protest,' he said at the National Police headquarters in Jakarta.
According to Agus, the protesters demanded compensation for land belonging to them that has been taken over by the airport.
'The airport's management is still discussing the settlement plan,' he said.
Sorong Airport, which opened in 2012, is one of the largest and busiest airports in the province.
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