Melbourne rallies to free West Papua

A rally for West Papua in Melbourne on December 1. Photo by Margarita Windisch.

West Papuans and their supporters rallied in Melbourne on December 1.

They raised the Morning Star flag, a symbol of independence, and demanded self-determination and an end to Indonesian occupation of West Papua. The rally was part of an international day of action.

The speakers addressed the brutal human rights violations committed by the Indonesian army and urged the Gillard government to break with over 40 years of successive Australian governments' support for the Indonesian occupation.