The issue of separatism has been haunting West Papua province for decades since Dutch colonialism.
In conflicting area, especially the one with separatist issue, it is common to have two sided groups: the one who supports the current government, and the other who does not.
In West Papua, there is one minority group called Orang Gunung (“Mountain People).
They associated themselves as the opposition of Indonesian government: the Free West Papua Movement.
Orang Gunung widely known for their alcoholism. Small conflicts started with alcohol may cause huge tribe conflicts in West Papua province.
There is an indication that the separatist group is using the fragile situation.