24 Dec '11, 11am

Police shoot 2 dead at Indonesia mine protest: JAKARTA (AFP) - Two men were killed and about 20 were injured on...

JAKARTA (AFP) - Two men were killed and about 20 were injured on Saturday when police opened fire on demonstrators during a rally in Indonesia against a proposed gold mine, authorities said. About 800 police were deployed to disperse several hundred demonstrators who had been occupying a port in West Nusa Tenggara province since early this week, said national police spokesman Saud Usman Nasution. 'The protesters turned violent. They threw Molotov cocktails and stones at police. There was no option but firing on them,' he told AFP, adding that 20 people were also injured in the violence. 'For the sake of public interest ahead of Christmas and New Year celebrations, we have to take action against (demonstrators) as the port activity was totally paralysed these past few days,' the police spokesman added.

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