Demonstrations around the world held in support of the Pacific Coalition for West Papua’s UN address

March 3, 2017

Free West Papua demonstration organised by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in the capital city of West Papua, Port Numbay/Jayapura. Photo: KNPB

Free West Papua demonstration organised by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Timika, West Papua. Photo: KNPB

This week as the 7 countries of the Pacific Coalition for West Papua (PCWP) made an historic address at the United Nations Council on Human Rights, demonstrations were held around the world in support.
More info about West Papua at the United Nations this week can be found here. 

Inside West Papua, demonstrations were held in Port Numbay/Jayapura, Timika, Wamena and Mamberamo organised by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB).

The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) demonstrates in Wamena, West Papua. Photo: KNPB

Inside Indonesia, the West Papuan Student’s Alliance (AMP) alongside the Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-West Papua) rallied in Jakarta, Bandung, Bogor, Denpasar (in Bali), Yogyakarta and Semarang.

The West Papuan Student’s Allaince (AMP) demonstrating alongside the Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-West Papua). Photo: Martinus Pigome.

The West Papuan Student’s Alliance (AMP) demonstrating in Semarang alongside the Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-West Papua). Photo: AMP

The West Papuan Student’s Alliance (AMP) demonstrating in Denpasa in Bali, Indonesia. Photo: AMP

The West Papuan Student’s Alliance (AMP) demonstrating in Bogor, Indonesia. Photo: AMP

The Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-West Papua) demonstrating outside the UN office in Jakarta. Photo: Jubi

The Indonesian People’s Front for West Papua (FRI-West Papua) demonstrating in Bandung, Indonesia. Photo: FRI-West Papua

Meanwhile in Australia, Free West Papua Campaign – Australia organised a gathering in Perth to also held a demonstration expressing their thanks and support for the Pacific Coalition for West Papua.

Free West Papua Campaign – Australia demonstrating in Perth. Photo: Free West Papua Campaign – Australia

You can help to show your support for West Papua too to by visiting the Take Action section of our website. Please do also remember to Sign & Share the Swim for West Papua Petition which will be taken to the United Nations in Geneva after being literally swum 69km across Lake Geneva.