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The World : Gas Victims Demand Aid

Police in Bhopal, India, dispersed hundreds of stone-throwing demonstrators demanding greater medical and financial aid for victims of last December’s leak of methyl isocyanate gas from a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal that killed more than 2,000, news reports said. The United News of India said police beat many demonstrators, most of whom were women, when they blockaded the Madhya Pradesh state government office complex. It said 28 policemen were injured and that 12 protest leaders were arrested.


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