Photos from the Global Flag Raising for West Papua

December 7, 2015

On 1st December the people of West Papua commemorated their National Day, remembering 1st December 1961 when the West Papuan flag was first raised on 1st December 1961 with the promise of Independence in exactly 9 years time.

To show international solidarity for West Papua’s freedom, the West Papuan flag is raised around the world in solidarity and support for the West Papuan people who do not have the freedom to raise their own national flag in their own country. This year we received over 200 photos from over 30 countries around the world! We are so grateful for all the incredible support for the freedom of West Papua and would like to thank and encourage you all to keep up the global support and keep spreading the #FreeWestPapua message!

Please also see West Papuan Independence Leader Benny Wenda’s public thank you to everyone who has taken part in the #GlobalFlagRaising.

Below is a wide selection of the enormous amount of photos from this historic Global Flag Raising for West Papua.