Papuans Protest Indonesian Domination

Papuans Protest Indonesian Domination

The rally was to commemorate the 55th anniversary of the New York Agreement in 1968, a US-brokered deal under which the Netherlands agreed to transfer control of West Papua to Indonesia, pending a UN-administered referendum.

The agreement, which Papuans were not party to, paved the way for the 1969 Act of Free Choice which gave Indonesia control of the former Dutch New Guinea.

A low level insurgency has been waged since then.

Source: UCANews

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