Man Makes Naked Protest against Organ Trafficking
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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