Indonesia: Farmers cement feet in protest over German mining plan

Farmers from the Kendeng mountains and academics held a demonstration in front of the German Embassy in Jakarta on Wednesday, cementing their feet in protest against a plan between Heidelberg Cement AG and PT. Sahabat Mulia Sakit. PT. Sahabat Mulia Sakit is the sister company of PT. Indocement and, along with Heidelberg Cement AG, plans on producing cement in the Kendeng mountains. The... Еще proposed mining will reportedly damage the natural ecosystem and also eat into arable land, cutting farmers' income. The fight has been years in the making with little in the way of reaction from the Indonesian government. The protest is set to continue until the two companies cancel their plans.

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