Police have flown in 1,200 additional officers to Papua to quell sometimes violent protests since Monday in several towns in Sorong and Fakfak.
The move against the feared paramilitaries of the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) came as talks between protest leaders and the ruling generals on a promised transition to civilian rule were due to enter a second day.
Authorities in Hong Kong and Beijing this week signalled a hardening stance. Dozens of protesters were charged with rioting and the Chinese military said it was ready to quell the "intolerable" unrest if requested.
Russian police forcibly detained nearly 700 people attending a protest in Moscow on Saturday to demand free elections, including prominent activist Lyubov Sobol, after authorities warned the demonstration was illegal.
Groups of China supporters pulled down “Lennon Walls” of anti-government protest messages across Hong Kong on Saturday, raising the possibility of clashes with democracy supporters and another weekend of trouble.
Thousands of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters were on the march under a sweltering sun on Saturday after pro-China groups pulled down some of the "Lennon Walls" of anti-government protest messages in the Chinese-ruled city.
Thousands of French professionals, including lawyers and doctors, took to the streets of Paris on Monday in a new protest against the government’s planned pension changes.
Hong Kong police stormed into a shopping mall in Sha Tin on Sunday after protesters smashed the rail station. The station was closed to passengers.
Backed by a few on musical instruments, they sang what has become their anthem, many lining the balustrades for several floors up overlooking where others gathered in the wide space below.
Algeria’s military has ordered police to block protesters from outside the capital entering Algiers, the army chief said on Wednesday, taking a tougher line after months of mass anti-regime rallies and ahead of December elections to fill a presidential vacuum.