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President to Meet With Cement Plant Protesters

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Petani asal Jawa Tengah menggelar aksi unjukrasa di depan Istana Merdeka, Jakarta, Selasa (12/4). Kesembilan Kartini Pegunungan Kendeng ini menyemen kaki mereka untuk mengetuk hati Presiden Jokowi agar mau bertemu dan berdialog untuk membicarakan mengenai pabrik semen yang merusak alam dan mengancam keberlangsungan hidup para petani Pegunungan Kendeng di Rembang, Pati, blora, dan Grobogan, Jawa Tengah. ANTARA FOTO/Fauziyyah Sitanova/ama/16
Petani asal Jawa Tengah menggelar aksi unjukrasa di depan Istana Merdeka, Jakarta, Selasa (12/4). Kesembilan Kartini Pegunungan Kendeng ini menyemen kaki mereka untuk mengetuk hati Presiden Jokowi agar mau bertemu dan berdialog untuk membicarakan mengenai pabrik semen yang merusak alam dan mengancam keberlangsungan hidup para petani Pegunungan Kendeng di Rembang, Pati, blora, dan Grobogan, Jawa Tengah. ANTARA FOTO/Fauziyyah Sitanova/ama/16

Jakarta. After an unusual two-day protest against the planned construction of a cement factory near Mount Kendeng in Rembang district, Central Java, President Joko Widodo is set to meet with the nine female protesters who had encased their feet in cement blocks.

During a meeting with the women on Wednesday evening (13/04), Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki and State Secretary Pratikno promised the women that they would have an audience with the president. The protesters were removed from their cement boxes the same evening. None had suffered any injuries.

“The nine women have been promised a meeting with the president, and they believe that they have achieved their objectives,” said Yunita, a lawyer at the Jakarta Legal Aid Institute (LBH).

Yunita and the LBH have been housing the women in their offices since the beginning of the protest on Tuesday. They will continue to assist them in arranging the meeting with the president.

The women are residents of a village in Rembang district, which is the location of a new cement factory that will be constructed by Semen Indonesia.

Many residents believe the plant will destroy the environment and threaten their livelihoods.

“It hurts when I sit, stand, or lie down. When I lie down, my muscles are pulling. But the pain I’m going through now is for the benefit of my great-grandchildren. It doesn’t matter if it hurts now, as long as my grandchildren’s children wouldn’t have to face this in the future,” one of the protestors, Giyem, said on Wednesday.

Source: http://jakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/president-meet-cement-plant-protesters/

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