Daily Archives: November 4, 2011

West Papua Independence Teach In @ #OccupyWallStreet

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Zuccotti Park
Two weeks ago thousands of people peacefully gathered in West Papua to demand their independence from Indonesia. Some 500 Indonesian police and military personnel surrounded the gathering with a cordon of armored cars and began firing assault weapons as the delegates started to disperse. During this crack-down by the security forces, at least three people were killed and dozens were injured. Witnesses report numerous gunshot wounds. Scores of demonstrators were beaten and pistol whipped. Three hundred people were detained, in a move that the President of Indonesia justified by reference to the NYPD mass arrests of Occupy Wall Street protestors. [read more»]