West Papuan Wantoks – Wishing you all a Happy Independence day! 01/12/14

West Papua ‘Independence Day’ marked today

1 December 2014

Solidarity events are being held today around the world to mark West Papua Flag Day.

December 1st is the 53rd anniversary of West Papua’s declaration of independence from the Netherlands in 1961, a year before Indonesia invaded the territory.

The former Dutch New Guinea was subsequently incorporated into Indonesia under a UN-sanctioned process.

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