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Protester Shot Dead at Sri Lankan Tainted Water Demo

Sri Lankan security forces have shot into a group of protesters at a demonstration to demand clean drinking water, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen.

Protesters in Weliweriya - 20 kilometers northeast of the capital, Colombo - say their drinking water supply has been contaminated by the chemical emissions from a factory.

Residents of the village told the Associated Press that the security forces also targeted journalists in Thursday's attack.
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