29 Apr 2015

International rallies to call for West Papua access

6:42 am on 29 April 2015

A number of international rallies are taking place today to call for foreign journalists and non government organisations to be allowed in to Indonesia's Papua region.

Papuan student takes part in a rally in Surabaya, East Java.

Papuan student takes part in a rally in Surabaya, East Java. Photo: AFP

To mark Global Day of Action on West Papua in London, the NGO, Tapol, urges demonstrators to wear all-black clothing and have their mouths taped shut to protest heavy media restrictions in Papua.

Australia West Papua Association in Sydney is planning a peaceful rally outside the Indonesian Consulate.

Rallies are also being held in Adelaide, Brisbane, Darwin, Perth and Melbourne, as well as Wellington where a protest will be held on the steps of parliament.

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