Blockade Of West Papuan Mine Ends

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Workers angry over recent deaths open access to Freeport

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Radio New Zealand International, Oct. 3, 2014) – Reports from Indonesia say workers at the Freeport mine in the country's Papua province have agreed to open access to the mine.

The workers had blocked the road to the mining site to protest against alleged workplace-safety violations in the wake of a recent accident that killed four employees.

The Jakarta Post reports police saying a tent used to block access had been taken down but workers required their demands over workplace safety be read aloud in front of management officials.

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