Thursday, 19 September 2019

Security officers stand guard as a building fires during a protest in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, August 29, 2019. Protesters in Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua set buildings ablaze in the provincial capital Jayapura on Thursday, forcing the state power firm to cut off electricity in some districts, state media and an executive of the utility said. Antara Foto/Indrayadi TH

A general view of clashes during a protest in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, August 29, 2019. Police fired tear gas to disperse demonstrators who also set fire to cars and threw stones at shops and offices, state news agency Antara said. Protesters also torched a local parliament office. "Several public facilities and properties were damaged by rioters," national police spokesman Dedi Prasetyo said. Antara Foto/Dian Kandipi

Riot police officers fire tear gas during a protest in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, August 29, 2019. The region has been racked by civil unrest for two weeks over perceived racial and ethnic discrimination. Some protesters are also demanding an independence vote - a move ruled out by te security minister on Thursday. Antara Foto/Indrayadi TH

Smoke is seen during a protest in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, August 29, 2019. Indonesian President Joko Widodo called for calm on Thursday evening, telling reporters he had ordered "firm action against anarchist and racist actions". He promised to further develop Papua. Antara Foto/Dian Kandipi

Security officers stand guard as a building fires during a protest in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, August 29, 2019. During the riot in Jayapura, the protesters torched a building housing the offices of state-controlled telecoms firm Telekomunikasi Indonesia. The company said in a statement it could not assess the full damage yet. ANTARA FOTO/Indrayadi TH

Security officers stand guard as a building fires during a protest in Jayapura, Papua, Indonesia, August 29, 2019. Protesters in Indonesia's easternmost region of Papua set buildings ablaze in the provincial capital Jayapura on Thursday, forcing the state power firm to cut off electricity in some districts, state media and an executive of the utility said. ANTARA FOTO/Indrayadi TH