Saturday, August 21, 2010

Nigeria: Women Protest at Chevron Pipeline

From Bloomberg:
Nigerian women protesters have besieged the site of a Chevron Corp. natural gas pipeline project in the Niger River delta, halting construction work for the second time in two months.

The women, who are demanding electricity for their community and action against environmental damage due to oil activities, turned up in the hundreds at the Chevron pipeline building site on the Escravos River yesterday, Isaac Botosan, a spokesman of the Ugborodo community, where the women come from, said today by phone from the southern city of Warri.

The protesters, who had occupied the same site for several days in July, are angry that the government and the oil company have yet to address their demands, he said.

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