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Several thousand Papuans march for independence

JAYAPURA, Indonesia, Oct. 16 (Reuters) – About 2,000 people
rallied in the capital of Indonesia’s Papua province on
Thursday, calling for independence for the remote, resource-rich
area in the far east of the country.

Shouting “freedom,” some protesters carried banners saying
“Review the act of no choice in 1969,” referring to a disputed
vote that led to Papua being formally incorporated into
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