Deadly rioting flares up again in Indonesia’s Papua

Thirty-two civilians, mostly non-Papuans, were killed when a new round of deadly riots broke out in the Indonesia province of Papua on Monday.

Rioters set fire to government buildings and shops. Papua police say they pulled twelve more bodies from the wreckage on Tuesday, bringing the death toll to 32. That number is expected to go up as the authorities search the area. A further 72 people were hospitalized for burns and head injuries.

Hundreds of people in the city of Wamena joined the violent protest after a rumor spread that a teacher had insulted an indigenous student.

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