Day after police firing at Sterlite copper plant protestors, Thoothukudi streets don a deserted look

Published: 23rd May 2018 12:41 PM  |   Last Updated: 23rd May 2018 12:58 PM  

11 people, including two women and a teenager, were killed and 20 others grievously injured after police reportedly opened fire multiple times against anti-Sterlite protesters in Thoothukudi on Tuesday, 22 May 2018, the 100th day of protests demanding the Sterlite Copper plant in the district be shut. In image: WCC road in Thoothukudi. (EPS | Karthik Alagu)
Another 100 people are believed injured during clashes between police and protesters, with official estimates claiming that 20,000 people took to the streets. In image: Thoothukudi Old Bus Stand. (EPS | Karthik Alagu)
According to sources, as many as 12 persons sustained bullet injuries, and over 20 sustained grievous injuries as protesters ran helter-skelter. (EPS | Karthik Alagu)
On Tuesday, unofficial estimates had put the figure of protesters at 50,000 against 2,500 police personnel who had been deployed at various junctions in the city to thwart the protesters' plan to besiege the district collectorate. (EPS | Karthik Alagu)
An eyewitness alleged that police did not fire warning shots and aimed at chest level. In image: A survivor from the police firing at Thoothukudi Government Hospital. (EPS | Karthik Alagu)
A day after the massive protest and the police firing, the Anna bus stand in Thoothukudi bears a deserted look. (EPS | Balamurugan)
In this image dated 22 May 2018, Police face off against protesters. (EPS)
Thoothukudi Sterlite protest, EPS, 22 May 2018
In this 22 May 2018 photo, a police personnel shoots at the protesters protesting against the copper smelting plant in Thoothukudi. (EPS)
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