Bintan, Indonesia - Republic of
VILLAGERS MAN A ROADBLOCK ON THE INDONESIAN ISLAND OF BINTAN.
Villagers from Lagoi show off their crude homemade weapons during a protest in the Indonesian island of Bintan, near Singapore January 18. A policeman on Monday said the demonstrations were linked to land-rights claims and some of the protesters carried parangs - large traditional knives. Police on Monday had used rubber and blank bullets at the weekend to stop the protesters but that no one was injured.