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Protesters Killed by Police

BEIJING (Reuters) - "China has confirmed that police shot dead three protesters "in alarm" during an attack last week on a wind power plant, and a newspaper said on Sunday the official who ordered the shooting had been detained.

Human rights group Amnesty International said it was the first time Chinese police had fired on protesters since the crushing of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy demonstrations in 1989.Estimates from residents and rights groups put the number of dead between two and as many as 20.

Villagers said riot police opened fire on Tuesday on protesters in the village of Dongzhoukeng in southern Guangdong province after they moved in to quell demonstrations over lack of compensation for land lost to the wind power plant."

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