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Historic Papua day commemorated

Historic Papua day commemorated

Bintang Papua, 19 November 2010

19 November 1969 is a historic day for the Papuan people, a day regarded as being sacred by many sections of the people struggling for independence. On this day in 2010, groups gathered to recall the historic event when the Papuan issue was discussed in the US Congress, although it did not clearly state that the US Congress fully supports Papuan sovereignty.

At a gathering held to socialise the events at the US Congress, Wilson Waimbo Uruwaya announced that they would hold a peaceful demonstration calling for the peaceful solution of Papua's status which was discussed by the UN General Assembly in 1969.

Wilson said that all elements of the Papuan struggle were united in their determination to socialise the results of the US Congress on which occasion, a discussion took place about crimes against humanity and the need to seek a solution to the difficult problems that were being faced by the Papuan people to the present day.

The discussions in the US Congress which had occurred for the first time have taken the Papuan people a step forward in their history of struggle.

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