Nine die as Tuticorin sterlite copper protest turns violent

Nine die as Tuticorin sterlite copper protest turns violent
 

Nine people have died in clashes with police in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu amid protests against a copper smelter that residents say is causing environmental damage.
The protests against the sterlite copper unit belonging to the Vedanta conglomerate have been going on for months in the port city of Tuticorin.
Police say clashes broke out as a huge crowd of protesters stormed district government headquarters.
Many others are critically injured.
Police said that the crowd had begun throwing stones at police and office buildings, overturned cars and set several vehicles on fire.... read more

 
22 May 2018 in World News, Views: 43
Source: BBC
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