29 Nov 2006

West Papua protest Friday


WEST PAPUA : 43 years of illegal Indonesian military occupation is 43 years too long!

Join West Papuan independence leader, Benny Wenda, and Free West Papua supporters from all over the UK, Ireland and the Netherlands for a DEMONSTRATION to mark West Papua Independence Day.

From 12 NOON, Friday 1st December 2006, outside the Indonesian Embassy, 38, Grosvenor Gardens, London W1 (south side of Grosvenor Sq.near the US

From 2.00pm we will make our way to St James's Square to protest outside the Headquarters of Rio Tinto & BP, two British multi-nationals with West Papuan
blood on their hands.

Benny Wenda says:
"Ist December is a day written in every West Papuan's heart. It's the day in 1961 when the Dutch gave us our flag, national anthem and parliament and promised us independence in 1970.

Two years later the Indonesians invaded and 43 years of occupation and killing began for my people. We call 1st December our 'Independence Day'
because we have never given up hope of freedom."

If you're travelling from Oxford, meet at 9.00am at the coach stop outside Queen's College, High Street, Oxford.

For more information contact Richard Samuelson
e-mail samoxen@dsl.pipex.com Tel: 01865 241200

Please join us! WEST PAPUA NEEDS YOU!

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