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South Sulawesi, Indonesia: Blockade Action at Kodingareng Island Against Dutch Company Boksalis

Women and fishermen from Kondingareng Island, Makassar City and NGO activists from ASP and KIARA blockaded the Boskalis ship Queen of the Netherlands in Galesong-Makassar waters. The action was carried out to stop the marine sand mining activities by the Boskalis ship which is damaging the environment and reducing the income of fishermen. The impact of mining activity has also created social conflict among the traditional fishermen.

Boskalis, the Indonesian state and its officials have been waging a campaign of terror against fishermen who oppose mining. Last August, Indonesian police sank 3 of the fishermen’s boats and criminalized 3 of them for fighting against the mining.

The fishermen struggle autonomously and use direct action on many occasions such as intercepting mining boats and forcibly stopping mining activities.

Solidarity with the fishermen of Kondingareng Island!

via Anarchists in so-called Melbourne.

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This entry was posted on Thursday, September 10th, 2020 at 11:25 am and is filed under Eco Struggle.