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43 Arrested in Protests Against Chinese Glass Factory in Indonesia

Presidents Joko Widodo of Indonesia (L) and Xi Jinping of China in 2022. Image: Achmad Ibrahim / AFP

Indonesian police arrested 43 people during large-scale protests against a Chinese-led glass and solar panel factory. The factory that’s being planned for Rempang, a small island close to the border with Singapore, would displace thousands of local residents.

About 1,000 demonstrators took part in the protests, with some throwing rocks and bottles at security personnel and damaging local buildings.

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