Indonesia: Death Toll Mounts After New West Papua Clashes

Reports say that as many as 4,000 people have been forced to evacuate due to the violence in Wamena on Monday [Vina Rumbewas/AFP]

Reports say that as many as 4,000 people have been forced to evacuate due to the violence in Wamena on Monday [Vina Rumbewas/AFP]

The death toll resulting from the latest violent protests in Indonesia's West Papua region has risen to 32, as President Joko Widodo appealed against the spread of fake news that provoked the clashes.

Ahmad Kamal, police spokesman in Papua province, told Al Jazeera on Tuesday that 28 demonstrators were now confirmed killed, and 66 others injured during the protest on Monday in the city of Wamena.

That brings the death toll to 32 including the three demonstrators and one military officer, who were confirmed killed on Monday in Jayapura, Papua's capital city.

Febriana Firdaus reports for Al Jazeera.

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