Timor Leste Police broke down student demonstration against Indonesia

Timor Leste Police broke down a demonstration conducted by a group of Timorese students in front of the Indonesian Embassy in Dili on the 66th anniversary of Indonesia’s Independence Day.

The students did the demonstration in purpose supporting West Papuan separatist movement.

Timor-Leste Police (PNTL) arrested three of the protesters who are currently studying at Timor-Lorosae National University, UNTL.

Police arrested the activists after the Indonesia Embassy asked the PNTL to stop the demonstration.

Timor-Leste has a strict law on demonstrations which among other things requires four days notice and bans them within 100 yards of a government or diplomatic building.(*wpnn)

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