The West Papuan flag was raised on top of the Oxford Town Hall in London, where Benny Wenda and other activists were invited to for a special meeting with Oxford City Councillor, Elsie Benjamin.
On 1st December, Benny Wenda along with members of the Free West Papua Campaign in Oxford, United Kingdom visited Oxford Town Hall.
Every year on 1st December the West Papuan flag is raised on top of Oxford Town Hall by the City Council to mark West Papuan National Day and to show support and solidarity with the West Papuan freedom struggle.
After witnessing the West Papuan flag being raised on top of Town Hall, Benny Wenda and the Campaign members were invited inside for a special meeting with Oxford City Councillor Elsie Benjamin who reaffirmed her continuing support for West Papuan self-determination and freedom. The West Papuan national anthem (banned in West Papua by Indonesia along with the West Papuan national flag) was sung and further support for a Free West Papua was discussed.
During the meeting, Benny Wenda read aloud a letter, thanking the Oxford City Council and the people of Oxford for all their continued support for West Papua’s freedom.
For more information and how you can help please visit www.freewestpapua.org
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