21 Oct 2015

NZ students protest over Papua violence

6:27 pm on 21 October 2015

Dozens of students marched on the Indonesian Embassy in Wellington today to protest over continuing violence from security forces in the Indonesian province of West Papua.

The students, many of them from Melanesian countries, had walked from Victoria University and were joined by several MPs, including the Greens' Catherine Delahunty.

She said it was important that Indonesian diplomats understood the levels of concern in this country at the ongoing violence directed at the indigenous Melanesian people of West Papua.