Good neighbors: Papuans help non-natives flee violence in Wamena

Good neighbors: Papuans help non-natives flee violence in Wamena

The Jakarta Post-News·2019-09-30 15:46

As thousands of non-native residents are trying to flee from Wamena in Papua’s Jayawijaya regency following deadly rioting, some heartwarming stories have emerged about native residents of the province protecting non-native residents during the chaos.

"All those who say native Papuans are heartless, look at this photo! This was taken in front of my house," a Twitter user named Edenia tweeted. The picture, which later went viral, shows three Papuans escorting a non-Papuan family. The non-Papuan man is seen hugging a Papuan man. "These are the same people that helped my mother before the security forces arrived. Without them, she might have been dead now,” Edenia said. The posts have been retweeted more than 9,000 times.

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