Security forces of Indonesia kill protester one in restive Papua province

Indonesian security forces opened fire on a group of people in restive Papua province on Friday, killing one person and injuring two others, a police spokesman said. The clash occurred outside a police station in the central town of Paniai, said Col. Kertono Wangsadisastra. Fighting began after three people arrived at the station to complain about officers who earlier in the day had prevented them from asking for money from motorists passing down a road, he said. Soon after, around 100 other people had gathered at the station.

"The civilians got angry and started beating the police and soldiers," Wangsadisastra said. "Then shooting occurred." He said one person was killed and two others were wounded, reports the AP.

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