Protest against Posco continues

Villagers form a barricade to prevent police and officials from entering their land at Jagatsinghpur district, about 140km east of the eastern city of Bhubaneswar yesterday. The villagers have been protesting against the Orissa government’s plan to turn their farmland into an industrial area for a $12bn steel plant of the South Korean conglomerate Posco. The Orissa government re-deployed police forces and hinted at action if the protesters continued to prevent the movement of officials at the proposed steel project site

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