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Police, protesters clash in northeast India

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Indian women run for cover as a police vehicle was set ablaze by the Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) protesters in Guwahati city, northeast India on June 22 2011. The demonstrators were protesting against the mass eviction of unauthorized occupants from government forest lands in and around Guwahati city. The demonstrators set ablaze several vehicles including city buses and pelted stones on number of passing vehicles. According to reports, one girl died in police firing and several others were injured.

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A Krishak Mukti Sangram Samiti (KMSS) protester is seen breaking a bus after set it on fire in Guwahati city, northeast India, on June 22. The demonstrators were protesting against the mass eviction of unauthorized occupants from government forest lands in and around Guwahati city. The demonstrators set ablaze several vehicles including city buses and pelted stones on number of passing vehicles.

The AP reports:

GAUHATI, India — A protest against squatter evictions turned deadly in a northeastern Indian city on Wednesday as riot police fired tear gas and live rounds into the air to disperse thousands of stone-throwing protesters.

Two people were killed, including one who was hit by a police bullet, and at least 30 people including some officers were hospitalized with injuries from stones, police superintendent Dipak Choudhury said. Continue reading.