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9 killed in police firing on protesters at Sterlite’s TN plant

Nine people were killed in police firing after protests for the closure of Vedanta group's Sterlite Copper plant over pollution concerns turned violent in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin, with the police action drawing opposition criticism.

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IMAGE: Smoke billows out of burning vehicles after a violent protest demanding closure of Vedanta’s Sterlite Copper unit entered the 100th day, in Tuticorin, on Tuesday.Photograph: PTI Photo

Nine people were killed in police firing after protests for the closure of Vedanta group’s Sterlite Copper plant over pollution concerns turned violent in Tamil Nadu’s Tuticorin, with the police action drawing opposition criticism.

Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami confirmed reports about the death of nine people in ‘police action’, while reports claimed many, including policemen, were injured in clashes.

Governor Banwarilal Purohit condoled the deaths.

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