The former Governor of Papua, Lukas Enembe was died on December 26, 2023. The funeral was held on December 28, 2023 and there are media come to do the reporting.
The situation get intense, while Arie a journalist from CNN was beaten up by a group of people while they saw Arie taking picture of the Morning Star Flag, right next to Lucas Enembe's coffin.
The Morning Star flag is a symbol that is always attached to the struggle of the independent Papuan organization which is called OPM that often fight for the independence of Papua. So it is somehow become a sensitive issue in Papua and Indonesia.
Some residents were provoked and intended to seize journalist's mobile phone. Realizing this, Arie put his mobile phone on his chest then he bent his body, protecting himself of the beating up.