Indonesia: Update on Resistance to the New Yogyakarkta International Airport

 29 Aug 2017 – On Monday, August 28 at 1pm, heavy equipment escorted by hundreds of police entered the southern farm, displacing citizens’ land and causing damage including land of citizens who refused to build Kulon Progo airport (NYIA). Prior to this there had been no notice of “evictions” and the operation of heavy equipment for the construction of airports. At 2PM the residents had blocked the heavy equipment to operate but were outnumbered. The heavy equipment and apparatus protecting it continue to operate under the pretext that the land belongs to PAG (Pakualaman Ground). *Tuesday, August 29, early morning residents and farmers began to confront heavy equipment.

*Feudal claim of land ownership and have been legitimized/legalized by the so called democratic state of Indonesia.

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Senin 28 Agustus pukul 13.oo, alat berat yang dikawal ratusan aparat masuk ke arah selatan pertanian, menggusur lahan warga dan mengakibatkan kerusakan termasuk lahan para warga yang menolak pembangunan bandara Kulon Progo (NYIA). Sebelum ini sama sekali tidak ada pemberitahuan mengenai “penggusuran” dan beroperasinya alat berat untuk pembangunan bandara. Pada pukul 14.00 warga sempat menghalangi alat berat untuk beroperasi tapi kalah jumlah. Alat berat dan aparat yang melindunginya tetap melangsungkan operasinya dengan dalih bahwa tanah itu adalah milik PAG (Pakualaman Ground)

Selasa 29 Agustus, pagi hari warga dan petambak mulai menghadang alat berat.

(via Insurrection News & Indonesian Counter-Information)

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