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Indian Traders, Vendors Protest Against Big Retailers

Thousands of small shop owners, street vendors and workers protested in Mumbai today against the entry of companies such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and the expansion of Reliance Industries Ltd. in India’s retail industry. The protestors oppose the expansion of India’s Reliance and Bharti Group into retailing and are against foreign investment in the sector, Vyapaar Rozgar Suraksha Kriti Samiti, the organizer of the rally, said in a statement. Between 6,000 and 7000 people attended, Isak Bagwan, assistant commissioner of Mumbai police, said today. Full Story

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