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Tamils demonstrate in Jaffna in solidarity with Thoothukudi protesters

Tamils in Jaffna held a demonstration on Friday in solidarity with protesters in Thoothukudi, Tamil Nadu who were shot by police officers. 

Nine people were killed and 65 injured on Tuesday in Tamil Nadu after police opened fire at protesters in Thoothukudi, who had been seeking a ban on Sterlite Industries' copper plant. 

The protesters, who launched their protest many months ago, accuse Sterlite Industries of releasing pollutants from its plants and have been demanding the plant be closed.