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Indonesia blocks internet in West Papua as protest rages

Indonesia blocks internet in West Papua as protest rages
Friday 23
3:20 2019

Jakarta, Indonesia - Indonesia has blocked internet access in West Papua, a move that followed the government deployment of additional military and police personnel to the region to help to quell ongoing protests and secure vital public facilities. News of the internet shutdown comes as angry demonstrations continue to break out on Thursday in West Papua province's city of Sorong and the Fakfak regency, according to Al Jazeera sources. A number of protesters have also started to gather in the capital, Jakarta. Indonesia's security minister, Wiranto, and the country's police chief, General Tito Karnavian are heading to the West Papua ...

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Summary: Indonesia's information ministry says 'temporary' shutdown is meant 'to accelerate government effort to restore order'.

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