Officials: 9 anti-pollution protesters killed in south India

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NEW DELHI (AP) — Police opened fire Tuesday on protesters demanding the closure of a south Indian copper plant, killing nine people, officials said. Dozens more people were reportedly injured.

The violence came amid months of protests against the Sterlite copper smelting plant in the town of Tuticorin, which demonstrators say has polluted the area's groundwater and put local fisheries at risk.

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