Armed Criminals Attack Demonstration in Deiyai West Papua

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The emergence of the armed criminal in this situation was alarming for the people of West Papua.

There is no future for independence forced by violence.

The cruel ways of the armed criminal only made the situation worse. The armed criminal should have supported West Papuan people’s dialogue with Indonesia so that there were no more casualties.

After stealing the firearms and ammunition, the armed criminal continued their attack using the stolen weapons, machete, and arrows.

As a result, 2 civilians were killed by the armed criminals’ arrows and gunfire, 1 soldier and 5 officers were injured by arrows.

Indonesian theologian Franz Magnis Suseno said that the emergence of the armed criminal in this situation was alarming for the people of West Papua.

There is no future for independence forced by violence.

The cruel ways of the armed criminal only made the situation worse. The armed criminal should have supported West Papuan people’s dialogue with Indonesia so that there were no more casualties.

“Our aim is to talk about this problem. The armed criminal’s actions are undoubtedly very detrimental to the West Papuan people themselves,” added Frans.

The former Governor of Papua, Freddy Numberi, also appealed not to use the politics of divide-et-impera in the Papua case because it would only poison the existing harmony.

Responding to various riots that occurred, Indonesian people called for peace through the hashtag #PapuaDamai, which became a trending topic with 7.339 tweets.

Peace for my West Papua. Unity for my Indonesia. You are our family whom we cherish and love very much. Let’s fight against all provocation and conflict from the destroyer of Indonesia’s unity. #PapuaDamai

The song Indonesia Pusaka! Papua and West Papua are an integral part of Indonesia. Do not disturb, Papua. Let Papua be peaceful. #PapuaDamai

We certainly agree that the West Papuan people must be independent, but not in the context of separating from Indonesia. But independence to be able to develop and be independent in their homeland. #PapuaDamai

Manokwari riots have spread to Fakfak, but with their extraordinary passion, people raised the Indonesian flags. I am willing to die for Indonesia. #PapuaDamai

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