Sulawesi, Indonesia: police station attacked

February 2: Around 20 people attacked the Mamosalato police station with rocks and Molotov cocktails. No fatalities or injuries were reported. The attack on the station, in Morowali regency, Central Sulawesi, was linked by police an incident last year in which two people were killed after unrest around an offshore drilling company.

In August 2011 production was halted by attacks at the Tiaka oilfield, jointly owned by Indonesia’s state oil firm Pertamina and  private company Medco Tomori.

Between 30 and 50 protesters attacked and destroyed facilities in Tiaka island over a number of days. Launching their attack on the off-shore platforms from wooden boats, the protesters attacked the wells with Molotov cocktails and machetes, clashed with police, seized police weapons and a company-owned ship and took two Medco employees hostage.

Two people were killed: a local resident and a student.

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