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23 Sep 2020 | 08:33 AM UTC

New Caledonia: Protesters block access to mine in Poya (North Territory) September 23

New Caledonia News Alert

Protesters block access to mine in Poya (North Territory) on September 23; avoid all demonstrations as a precaution

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/23/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/25/2020, 11:59 PM (Pacific/Noumea). COUNTRY/REGION Poya (North Territory), North Territory

Event

Members of the Ouaté tribe have blocked access to the Nepoui Mine in Poya (North Territory) on Wednesday, September 23, to demand that the mine's operator, Société Le Nickel (SLN), address environmental issues and a lack of local job opportunities. Demonstrators have blocked access to the site with tires and branches. Protesters have stated that their blockade will continue until their demands are met.

Advice

Individuals in the area are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate transportation disruptions, and avoid all protests and demonstrations as a precaution.

 

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