Fresh clashes between the police and demonstrators in India have erupted after more than a week of deadly unrest triggered by a citizenship law seen as anti-Muslim.

The clashes erupted on Friday in Uttar Pradesh state’s capital, Lucknow, when police halted a few hundred people on their way to a planned protest, with security forces firing tear gas and charging with batons, an AFP news agency reporter at the scene said.

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Three protesters were shot dead on Thursday, taking the death toll to nine – six were killed earlier in the northeastern state of Assam – in the wave of anger that is emerging as a major challenge to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The law making it easier for “persecuted” minorities from three

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