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Occupy Wall Street-Style Protest In Indonesia Leads To Closure Of World's Largest Gold Mine

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Workers of mining giant Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc. stage a strike in Timika, Papua province, Indonesia, Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2011. Thousands of striking workers blockaded roads leading to a Freeport-McMoRan mine in eastern-most Indonesia on Tuesday, preventing food, medicine and other supplies from reaching holed-up staffers and their families. (AP) | AP

As the Occupy Wall Street movement spreads like dominoes, resentment toward corporate greed has led to the deaths of four Indonesians and the temporary closure of the American-owned Grasberg mine, one of the world’s largest gold and copper mines, in the remote region of West Papua.

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