Venerdì, 21 Settembre 2018

U.S. military satellite in Sicily sparks hot protests


Caltanisetta, April 10 - The planned resumption of
the construction of a much-contested US military satellite
communications system in the Sicilian town of Niscemi has
sparked a new round of protests from local residents concerned
about the environmental and health risks it could pose.
The so-called "No-Muos" group, predominantly made up of
mothers of local residents that are fiercely opposed to the plan
to build the Mobile User Objective System (MUOS) system, blocked
the road leading to the military base and cut off soldiers and
construction workers' access to the site.
In January the region of Sicily moved to suspend the
construction works after the activists blocked construction
crews and later clashed with police near an American military
The site is part of a global satellite defense network,
which will aid US and NATO military operations, as well as
relief efforts.

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