We will find (the person).
Jayapura, Papua (ANTARA) - The police is launching an organized and intensive search for a person suspected of spreading hoax that fueled a violent demonstration in Wamena, Jayawijaya District, Papua Province, on Monday.

"We will find (the person)," Chief of the Papua Provincial Police Inspector General Rudolf A. Rodja stated in Abepura, Jayapura, on Monday.

The hoax had spurred a violent demonstration in Wamena, with some rioters torching several facilities.

The person spreading the hoax should be held accountable for the incident.

"I have only received information about several motorcycles burnt in Wamena during the solidarity demonstration," he stated.

Responding to a query on an allegation of demonstrators vandalizing public facilities and the Wamena Airport, the West Papua Provincial Police former chief confirmed to have yet to obtain a report on the vandalism.

"I have not received (the report) yet,” he confirmed.

The demonstrations were conducted in several areas in Wamena on Monday.

A report received by Antara in Jayapura found that the demonstrators, mostly constituting youngsters, had set fire to several public facilities, such as office complexes.

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Editor: Sri Haryati
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