No, they are not protesting against something by blocking the railway tracks. These people in Rawa Buaya, Indonesia's West Java province, are lying across the railway tracks hoping for good health.
The inhabitants of Rawa Buaya believe that the electrical energy from the railway tracks will cure them of various illnesses ranging from diabetes to arthritis. The tracks in this western part of Jakarta, the capital, have gained popularity among those who are too poor to afford conventional medical treatment.
Till now, there have not been any studies conducted on the medical benefits of electricity from the railroad tracks. However, many people have claimed that the tracks brought relief from pain.
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