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London: Campaigners protest over Thoothukudu Vedanta massacre

Campaigners gathered outside the Indian High Commission in London on Saturday, to protest over the killing of at least 13 unarmed people, including four Catholics, by police in India on Tuesday, who had been demonstrating against British company Vedanta Resources' copper smelter in Thoothukudi (Tuticorin), Tamil Nadu. A further 20 people, including a Catholic priest, are being treated in hospital for their injuries.

Historic Court Case on the Right to Say No to Mining

On 23 April 2018 the Amadiba Crisis Committee, represented by their lawyers Richard Spoor Inc. and the Legal Resources Centre, is taking the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) to court over attempts to mine their land in Xolobeni on the Wild Coast in the Eastern Cape. The applicants will request the court to rule that the DMR cannot issue a mining license without the community’s consent. If successful this case will set a precedent for other communities affected and threatened by mining in South Africa and across the African continent.

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