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Fresh clashes in Indonesia's Papua region

Fresh clashes in Indonesia's Papua region

Updated 24 October 2012, 15:29 AEDT

There's been renewed unrest in Indonesia's troubled Papua region.

Hundreds of police and student demonstrators clashed in the town of Manokwari.

Reports from the town say eight people were injured in protests, including four police.

A number of people are said to have received gunshot wounds.

Pro-independence demonstrations were also staged in a number of other centres.

It was the first major unrest since Indonesian police shot dead leading pro-independence figure Mako Tabuni in June, sparking a wave of violent protests.

Presenter: Liam Cochrane

Speakers: Andreas Harsono, Human Rights Watch, Indonesia.

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