Police in northeastern India have fired tear gas and warning shots into the air to disperse thousands of protesters rallying against government peace talks with Naga rebels.
The protesters marched with flaming torches through the streets of Imphal, the capital of Manipur state, Thursday to protest the recent talks. They say they fear the peace talks could lead the Indian government to give part of their territory to the rebels to meet their demand for a greater Nagaland.
The French News Agency says at least a dozen people were injured when police tried to break up the demonstration.
Naga rebels have been fighting for a separate homeland for more than 50 years, but recently agreed to a cease-fire with the government. Most ethnic Nagas live in the states of Nagaland, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Assam.