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ஒட்டுமொத்த அதிகார வர்க்கத்தின் தோல்வி தூத்துக்குடி படுகொலை!: ஹென்றி டிஃபேன் நேர்காணல்- தமிழகம் நன்கறிந்த மனித உரிமைச் செயல்பாட்டாளரான ஹென்றி டிஃபேன் இந்தப் போராட்டக் களத்தில் உள்ளே இருந்தவர். தூத்துக்குடியில் என்னவெல்லாம் நடந்தன? சொல்கிறார் ஹென்றி டிஃபேன்.

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Eleven people have lost their lives, including a teenager. Protesters who marched to the Thoothukudi Collectorate against the expansion of the Sterlite Copper plant owned by Vedanta limited were stopped by barricades put up by the police.

As people marched ahead, breaching the barricades and entered the Collectorate, the police retaliated and fired at the crowds. By Tuesday evening, more than ten people had lost their lives in the violence. (While TN government says 9 people have died, TN Governor put the number at 11).

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Activists allege that three rounds of firing at different places by the police were only an attempt to “dilute the protests”. “There was an even bigger protest on March 24 in Tuticorin against Sterlite. But it was peaceful,” says Henry Tiphagne, the executive director of People’s Watch; he was present on the spot. “It is unfortunate that the state has failed to gauge the public mood. The people were angry but not violent. Certainly they were not angry against the government.”

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