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Eight killed in protest against Australian gold mining in Bima (Indonesia)

As part of the campaign for solidarity with the freedom struggle in Indonesia, we print this report from a comrade there:

On 24 December 2011, the tragedy happens in Bima, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Four people (media local said) died (eight now confirmed dead – killed by police during the resistance). It began when thousands of people including farmers blockaded the harbour of Sape in Bima. They protest to the government which had given permission to PT SMN to mine gold in the area of the area about 24.980 hectares. The people there are worried about the environmental damage. It is because most of the people there work as farmers and fisherman. The presence of the mine will destroy water sources and finally the agricultural ways in the area will be damaged.

For sources:

Negasi-Negasi (Indonesian anarchists/anti-authoritarians web-portal)

Hidup Biasa

Australia IMC

Corporate news

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, December 27th, 2011 at 3:44 pm and is filed under Eco Struggle.