Indonesian Farmers Seek to Stop Cement …

Dozens of women who have taken turns staging a heated protest – their feet encased in cement “shoes” – at the State Palace in Jakarta against the construction of a central Java cement factory have been catapulted to national attention after one of the women died of a heart attack. The plans for the factory are proceeding even though both President Joko Widodo and the Supreme Court have nixed it and the country suffers from serious overcapacity.

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