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Protesters killed by police [China]

Police opened fire on villagers protesting the construction of a wind-power plant in Guangdong [in Dongzhou, a village in the city of Shanwei], leaving at least two people dead, a news report said Wednesday... "That's something between the villagers and local government. We are just doing our project and we're not clear about what's going on there," said a spokeswoman for Guangdong Red Bay Generation [joint venture Guangzhou Development Industry Holdings, Guangdong Yudean Group, Guangdong Electric Power Development], a company building a coal-fired power plant nearby... A second spokesman for Guangdong Red Bay Generation said the company had compensated residents according to law.