A new wave of violence has hit the restive Indonesian region of West Papua after hundreds of protesters, mostly high school students, set fire to several buildings in a town on Monday.
At least 23 people died in the regional capital Wamena, some of whom were trapped inside burning buildings.
The protests were reportedly triggered by a teacher’s racist comments – an allegation the police called a “hoax”.
It’s the latest violence in the region, which saw weeks of unrest in August. Read more