ndonesia's economy is flourishing, largely because of its vast natural resource wealth. But tensions between mining companies and the communities in which they operate have flared up across the country this year. Analysts say inequality and ongoing strikes in West Papua could cause the closure of the one of the largest gold and copper mines in the world.
Eight thousand Freeport employees have waged a month-long strike at the giant gold and copper mine located in the isolated region of West Papua.
Tensions around the mine have been simmering all year, with one Freeport employee shot dead and six more injured in a violent clash between workers and police at a rally this week.
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