The grassroots movement that shut down an Indian copper plant

The grassroots movement that shut down an Indian copper plant
 

On Monday, the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu ordered the shut down of a controversial copper plant that locals had been protesting against for more than 20 years. The order from the state government came days after police shot at a large crowd of protesters, killing at least 13 people.
We take a look at the grassroots movement that mobilised tens of thousands of residents and led to the shut down the factory.
Who are the protesters? Residents of Tuticorin, a port city in the state, have alleged that the copper plant has caused significant environmental damage, including air pollution... read more

 
29 May 2018 in World News, Views: 58
Source: BBC
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