Indonesia: Widodo to meet with cement plant protestors

Indonesia: Widodo to meet with cement plant protestors
Published: 18 April 2016


Indonesian president Joko Widodo will meet with nine women who encased their feet in concrete in protest over the construction of a cement factory in Java.

According to reports in JKT Globe, the women are objecting to the planned construction of a Semen Indonesia plant near Mount Kendeng in Rembang district, Central Java. 

"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).

Protestors are concerned about the impact that the plant will have on their livelihoods and the local environment.