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Protests grew on 2 and 3 July as thousands more citizens—including students from nearby Guanghan city—demonstrated on the streets and in front of government offices demanding the suspension of the project.Images and video circulated online showing protesters bloodied and beaten, and police carrying batons and lobbing tear gas into the crowds.The plant was to be one of the largest in the world, and its construction was intended to spur economic growth through the creation of thousands of jobs.Copper smelting and refining processes can produce a variety of toxic byproducts, including mercury, sulphur dioxide, and arsenic.

After the demonstrations, authorities were left to grapple with providing housing and compensation to approximately 2,300 villagers whose land had been requisitioned to make room for the copper plant.The Shifang protest was a large-scale environmental protest in the southwestern Chinese city of Shifang, Sichuan province, against a copper plant that residents feared posed environmental and public health risks.