Police clear air on no further protest, counter-demonstration in Papua

Police clear air on no further protest, counter-demonstration in Papua

Papua Provincial Police spokesman A. M. Kamal (ANTARA Papua/Alfian Rumagit)

As of today, no protest will be held here.
Jayapura (ANTARA) - The Papua provincial police clarified that no further protesting or counter-demonstration will be held in Jayapura, Papua Province’s capital city, following a protest against racial slurring on Thursday, August 30, that snowballed into rioting.

"As of today, no protest will be held here," Papua Police’s spokesman A. M. Kamal had stated in Jayapura, Tuesday.

Any appeal on today's massive demonstration from two different communities was an ongoing issue, yet as Kamal stated he will coordinate with the Police's intelligence and security division.

However, the issue that spread like wildfire on social media had triggered concerns among Jayapura's residents, as was apparent from the recent condition in shopping centers and offices that wore a desolate look.

Jayapura Mayor Benhur Tommy Mano has been urged to stop any school activities until now.

Speaking in connection with the protest wave, Kamal affirmed that the Papua Provincial Police chief had issued an edict for Papuans to help maintain a conducive situation, as there was no need for them to hold or join any protest act that can potentially hinder public activities. Related news: West Papua police arrest 20 alleged rioters

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