Protesters in Indonesia set fire to mayor’s office during demonstration

Gorontalo (Indonesia) (AFP) – A mayor’s office in Gorontalo, Indonesia, lies in ruins and blackened after being set on fire during a protest against increased mining activity in the area. The demonstration, which began on Thursday, was the latest in a series of clashes triggered by the growing presence of mining companies on Indonesia’s main islands, where residents have complained about poor working conditions and land encroachment. Many are demanding compensation.


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