Man Makes Naked Protest against Or­gan Traf­fick­ing

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Late last week, an uniden­ti­fied man climbed a bill­board, held and waved the In­done­sian flag and un­furled ban­ners that seem­ingly sig­ni­fied his protest against or­gan traf­fick­ing. Much to on­look­ers’ sur­prise, the man was wear­ing noth­ing but the tra­di­tional Pa­puan pe­nis sheath more pop­u­larly known as koteka.

Based on the words and phrases scrib­bled on the ban­ners that were un­furled, the dar­ing man who climbed the bill­board in front of the Palmera Utara traf­fic light, was protest­ing some form of in­jus­tice al­legedly com­mit­ted by au­thor­i­ties from East Nusa Teng­gara (NTT) on the is­land of Adonara.

While the man’s iden­tity re­mains undis­closed, the in­ci­dent was strik­ingly sim­i­lar to one that was re­ported a few months ago. On De­cem­ber 9, 2016, Agusti­nus Woro aka “Mart­i­nus”, who was also from NTT, climbed a large bill­board in Gro­gol and like­wise un­furled a ban­ner that showed his protest on – yes, you guessed it – or­gan traf­fick­ing. When Mart­i­nus was fi­nally con­vinced to come down, he told re­porters that he wanted to make a stand for the death of his 17-year- old nephew. He added that he did not be­lieve what the au­thor­i­ties re­ported as the cause of his nephew’s death. Mart­i­nus be­lieves that his younger rel­a­tive was a victim of a heinous crime as no ev­i­dence was shown that he died from a mo­tor­cy­cle ac­ci­dent, which po­lice stated in their re­port.

In the De­cem­ber in­ci­dent, Mart­i­nus climbed up the bill­board fully clothed.

The me­dia are spec­u­lat­ing that if the naked bill­board climber was ac­tu­ally Mart­i­nus, they pre­sume he re­mains un­afraid to seek jus­tice for his nephew

– a real ballsy ac­tivist.

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