Jayapura City residents have a moment of silence to commemorate Heroes’ Day

Heroes' Day in Jayapura City
The Traffic Police of the Papua Regional Police's Traffic Directorate stands at the junction of the Jayapura city road carrying a banner appealing to residents for 60 seconds of silence on Pahlwan's Day, November 10, 2020 starting at 8:15 WIT (ANTARA / Muhsidin)

Heroes’ Day in Jayapura City

Jayapura (ANTARA) – Some residents of Jayapura City, Papua, participated in a 60-second silence on Tuesday at 8:15 WIT to commemorate Heroes’ Day.

A Papua Police Traffic Directorate officer holds a banner pleading for 60 seconds of silence starting at 8:15 a.m. local time at the road junction and traffic light area.

Motorcyclists and passing cars stopped for a moment of silence, including Arul.

“Thank you, Sir. The police for reminding the residents to keep silent for 60 seconds as an expression of gratitude and gratitude for the work of the hero’s struggle,” he said.

In accordance with the guidelines for organizing the 75th Heroes ‘Day ceremony on November 10, 2020 from the Ministry of Social Affairs, this year’s Heroes’ Day commemoration has the theme “My Heroes All Time”.

Heroes’ Day in Jayapura City


Located on the western half of the island of New Guinea and long racked by a simmering violent separatist insurgency, Papua encompasses Indonesia’s two easternmost provinces.

A former Dutch colony, West Papua has formally returned to Indonesia in 1969.

The undisputed vote of about 1,025 representative tribal leaders has chosen to join Indonesia.

The United Nations endorsed the result of the plebiscite and the world recognized West Papua as part Indonesia.

West Papuan people have elected the leaders of Papua and West Papua provinces.

The election in West Papua has strengthened the legality of the region as a province of Indonesia.

Since 2007, Abdurrahman Wahid administration changed the name from Irian Jaya to Papua.

Papua gained a “Special Autonomy” status, a political compromise between Papuans and the central government.

In 2001, politicians in Jakarta agreed to proceed with the implementation of the Special Autonomy.

However, Free West Papua separatist groups that seek to break away from Indonesia and establish new countries continue to challenge peaceful development by terror and intimidation.

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