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Indonesia, Mining, Papua

Freeport worker shot dead

A man has been shot dead and several others injured after a clash between striking workers and police at a bus station near the Freeport mine in West Papua.

A mobile brigade officer was amongst those injured in the clash. The workers were marching towards the mine when Freeport forces and police tried to stop their advance reports the Jakarta Globe.

The workers are striking over demands for better pay and conditions.

 

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