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Tens of Thousands Protest India's Tata Motors Factory

Tens of thousands of people have protested outside the Indian factory set to produce the world's cheapest car, to demand the auto company return the land to local farmers.

Authorities in West Bengal state deployed nearly 3,000 police to protect the Tata Motors factory site Sunday as more than 40,000 protesters lined the highway leading to the factory.

Farmers say Tata Motors did not properly compensate them for the land used for the factory site.  They have vowed to continue protesting until the 160 hectares of disputed land are returned.

Tata Motors said Friday the protests may force it to relocate the factory.

The factory is set to roll out the first $2,500 "Nano" cars by October.  Tata Motors plans to manufacture a quarter-million of the cars each year. 

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