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Injuries in West Papua
ABC Online News - 2 Dec 99 (3.21pm)
Indonesian troops fire on protesters
At least 28 people have been injured after Indonesian troops shot at protesters in the eastern province of Irian Jaya.
Local human rights groups say the shooting occurred near the Three Kings church in the town of Timika.
Several people have also been arrested.
According to John Rumbiak, head of the Institute for Human Rights Studies and Advocacy, the troops fired on independence activists who had tried to stop their separatist flag from being taken down.
Earlier, Indonesian authorities allowed the separatist flag to be raised in towns across the province to mark the 38th anniversary of the declaration of the Free Papua State.
+ 1999 Australian Broadcasting Corporation
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