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Indian police arrest dozens in anti-POSCO protest

Police arrested 70 people in eastern India on Sunday during a protest against a $12-billion dollar steel plant planned by South Korean firm, POSCO, witnesses and police said. Protesters said the project in Orissa state would displace 20,000 villagers from their homes and farms. But the government says the plant, which is set to be India’s largest foreign direct investment, would affect only 500 families and create thousands of jobs. Demonstrators, carrying placards reading “POSCO go back”, tried to force their way into Orissa Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s residence in state capital Bhubaneswar, but were stopped by police who beat up some of them. Full Story

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