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Demonstration against the visit of Jokowi, Sentani arrests

Demonstration against the visit of Jokowi, a number of residents was arrested in Sentani
Translated from bahasa Indonesia

Welcoming the arrival of President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), dozens of Papuans in Social, Sentani, Jayapura, Papua, protested, requesting Jokowi not to visit Papua.

Dozens of mass action was arrested by a joint military / police unit right in front of Infantry Battalion (Infantry) 751 / Vira Jaya Sakti headquater, and is now being secured in JayapuraPolice, Doyo, Sentani.

One eyewitness, Yarikus said dozens of mass action paricipant consist on average elder people, starting a long march from Social road, and want to go to Sentani airport, waiting for the arrival of President Jokowi.

"I see them all wear traditional ornaments, and down the road away from Sentani, when arriving in front of the Battalion 751 / VJS, they were immediately intercepted and arrested by a number of the police and military unit," he explained.

According Yarikus, dozens of arrested demonstrators were then transported by the Jayapura Police Car Dalmas, and to the directon of Jayapura´s Police Headquarters in Doyo.

"They were captured not only by the members of the police, but also by the military. Once captured, they were put in one car to the police station, "he said.

Related to the demands action, Yarikus claimed not really know, but could hear the voices of the peoples concerned the rejection arrival of President Jokowi.

" Brother please just ask further to the police station," said Yarikus ending the conversation with suara papua.

The head of Public Relations Papua Police Chief, Patrick Rewarin, when contacted by the media relating informatiom about the arrest of dozens demonstrators, does not respond.

Some short messages sent to the Jayapura police chief, Superintendent. Sondra Siagian also were not answered. Suara Papua also has no information whether the dozens people arrested have been released or not.


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