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Nine killed in protest over India mining plant

AFP

22:03, May 22, 2018

Indian police on Tuesday killed nine demonstrators after opening fire on thousands of people demanding the closure of a copper factory due to pollution concerns, a police officer said.

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Protesters rampaged for hours in the port city of Tutticorin in the southern state of Tamil Nadu calling for the closure  of the plant run by British-based mining giant Vedanta Resources. 

"Nine protesters were killed in police firing after they attacked the collectors' office," the officer told AFP from the state capital Chennai. 

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