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PICS: Anti-Sterlite Protest Turns Violent in Tamil Nadu's Tuticorin

India | News18 | May 24, 2018, 11:30 am
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 Police personnel tackles as protestors demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit, gather in a street in Tuticorin on May 23, 2018. (Image: PTI)

Police personnel tackles as protestors demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit, gather in a street in Tuticorin on May 23, 2018. (Image: PTI)

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 Police personnel baton charge at a protestor demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit, in Tuticorin. (Image: PTI)

Police personnel baton charge at a protestor demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit, in Tuticorin. (Image: PTI)

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 Smoke billows from a buring bus during protests demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit, in Tuticorin. (Image: PTI)

Smoke billows from a buring bus during protests demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit, in Tuticorin. (Image: PTI)

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 Police personnel baton charge at protestors who were demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit, in Tuticorin. (Image: PTI)

Police personnel baton charge at protestors who were demanding the closure of Vedanta's Sterlite Copper unit, in Tuticorin. (Image: PTI)

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 On a day when the agitation against the Sterlite plan in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi entered the 100th day, the protests turned violent. (Image: Special Arrangement)

On a day when the agitation against the Sterlite plan in Tamil Nadu’s Thoothukudi entered the 100th day, the protests turned violent. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 According to multiple reports, 8 protesters died in the violence, Many others have also been injured. (Image: Special Arrangement)

According to multiple reports, 8 protesters died in the violence, Many others have also been injured. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 The protesters were seen pelting stones and toppling police vehicles after they were prevented from marching towards the plant. (Image: Special Arrangement)

The protesters were seen pelting stones and toppling police vehicles after they were prevented from marching towards the plant. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Protesters also ransacked the Collector’s office, with black smoke engulfing the area, as demonstrators burnt tyres. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Protesters also ransacked the Collector’s office, with black smoke engulfing the area, as demonstrators burnt tyres. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Police officials resorted to lathi-charge and tear gas to disperse the crowd. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Police officials resorted to lathi-charge and tear gas to disperse the crowd. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 Vehicles inside the Collector’s office were torched by the angry mob. (Image: Special Arrangement)

Vehicles inside the Collector’s office were torched by the angry mob. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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 As the situation is extremely tense, police have called for additional reinforcements. Over 2000 police personnel have been moved to Tuticorin from nearby districts to bring the situation under control. (Image: Special Arrangement)

As the situation is extremely tense, police have called for additional reinforcements. Over 2000 police personnel have been moved to Tuticorin from nearby districts to bring the situation under control. (Image: Special Arrangement)

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