Papua Police police officers back to close the democratic space for the people of Papua. The peaceful protest West Papua National Committee (KNPB) led directly Buchtar Tabuni, Chairman of the National Parliament of West Papua (PNWP), Monday (10/06/2013) at the front gate of the University of Paradise, Waena, Jayapura, Papua, forcibly dispersed by police armed complete.
Contributors www.majalahselangkah.com Hendrikus Yeimo, from the scene in Jayapura, reports, before the action begins, in Housing 3 Waena, police parked their first seven vehicles belonging to Papua police, two armored vehicles and five trucks Dalmas. In terminal Waena, police mastering places and some mama-mama nut sellers are being forced to flee for their economic income to meet their daily needs.
Negotiations between the masses and the police action KNPB occurs when the action started. Officials ask yourself the mass action dismissed for reasons not yet have permission from the police. While the mass of reasoned action, notice of the action has been submitted to the Papua police a few days ago. Until finally going atmosphere that is not conducive and police beat back, even the pursuit of mass action running toward campus dormitory belonging Uncen Rasunawa. Mass action equipment such as sound systems, generators and others arrested by the police.
In Sentani, arrests occurred in the Secretariat KNPB members KNPB Sentani area. Several members were arrested KNPB, ogram Wanimbo, Agus Mabel, and Timo Alua.
This peaceful action aimed to support Papua listed as a permanent member of the Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) which will take place June 18, 2013 in New Caledonia, Noumea. As well as to support the Free West Papua office inauguration in Port Moresby, capital of Papua New Guinea.
As of this writing, the situation around the campus gate Uncen still tense and heavily armed police keeping a sharp watch. While the same action in Yogyakarta, Bandung, Solo, Makassar and other cities is ongoing. (AE / HY / MS)