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Australian company acknowledges death of protesters

New video emerges of police firing on mining protesters

Protesters carry an injured man to safety after police in Indonesia open fire on demonstrators Protesters carry an injured man to safety after police in Indonesia open fire on demonstrators
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  • December 27, 2011
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The Australian resources company at the center of fatal anti-mining protests in Indonesia says it has informed the stock exchange of the deaths of protesters.

Arc Exploration is searching for gold on the island of Sumbawa, east of Bali.

Video shot by an Indonesian television station emerged yesterday showing police firing on protesters on Sumbawa.

On Saturday, a large group of locals staged a protest, amid concerns a gold mine would destroy the environment.

Radio Australia's Indonesian service has been told three people were killed in the protest, with about 10 people injured in the incident.

Police reportedly opened fire when hundreds of villagers refused to end their blockade of a local port.

Full story: Australian miner tight-lipped over deaths

Source: ABC News
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