Protest against hydropower plant in Sumatra

Dozens of indigenous people gathered in a village in western Indonesia last month to protest against the development of a planned 510-megawatt hydroelectric dam that threatens to evict them from land they hold sacred. The protest, which took place Aug. 24 in Luat Lombang village of North Sumatra’s Sipirok subdistrict, turned sour as violence erupted between locals and people claiming to be land surveyors working for the project’s developer, PT North Sumatra Hydro Energy (NSHE).

— source 2017-09-15


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