Move follows unrest over detention of scores of Papuan students in Surabaya, East Java

Indonesia has deployed more than 1,000 security personnel to the province of West Papua amid spreading protests and violence.

Protests sparked by accusations that security forces had arrested and insulted Papuan students in Surabaya city, on the island of Java, turned violent on Monday, when demonstrators torched a local legislative building and set fire to cars in the West Papuan provincial capital, Manokwari.

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