December 19, 2019 / 2:40 PM / a month ago

Violent protests over citizenship law leave two dead in southern India

FILE PHOTO: Police stop demonstrators during a protest against a new citizenship law, in Chennai, India, December 18, 2019. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Two persons died of injuries suffered in violent protests against India’s new citizenship law in the southern Indian city of Mangaluru, hospital officials said on Thursday.

They said that at least one of the two dead had been shot.

Local government official Sindhu B. Rupesh said there had been clashes between stone-throwing crowds and police in Mangaluru since Thursday afternoon, despite restrictions imposed on public gatherings.

Reporting by Devjyot Ghoshal and Sachin Ravikumar; Editing by Mark Heinrich

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