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Siang dam protest

Siang dam protest

This spot on the Siang River in Arunachal Pradesh may soon be submerged under a massive reservoir, unless anti-dam protesters succeed in blocking plans for the Lower Siang Hydroelectric Project. On Monday, police were forced to fire their weapons to disperse protesters trying to block access roads to prevent a mandatory public hearing on the project from taking place. Three additional companies of paramilitary troops (or about 360 police personnel) were deployed to ensure that the meeting can be held despite opposition efforts.