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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

9 protesters killed in police firing at Tamilnadu

By on Wednesday, May 23, 2018


9 agitated people were killed and many injured in a police firing during a rally at Tamilnadu Tuesday this week. The rally was called for the closing of Sterlite Copper Plant at Tuticorin. Sterlite is a co-company of Vedanta Group.
 According to report, the protestors began the stone pelting; police began Lathicharge; then fired Tear Gas Shell. When the situation had gone out of control, the police opened fire at protestors’ mob.
The outrage crowd turtled a police vehicle; the sabotage of vehicles has been reported, and the parked vehicles nearby have been burnt. The damages of vehicles have been identified. All vehicles belong to the state revenue department. The building glasses were shattered after the protestors stone throwing.
The section 144 has been imposed at south Tuticorin and in the nearby areas after the violence
The gathering of 5 or more peoples, rally or general meeting, the crowd march, fierce arms or march with the flags and the vehicles utilization for the protest have been restricted in the district. The injured have been rushed to the Tuticorin Medical College.
The death toll may rise now more. The protesters say that the plant is the cause of pollution; and the company has announced recently its extension.

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