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60 Injured during 'Indian Idol' Protest

According to USA Today, more than 60 people are injured in India, after an angry mob rioted after a radio host made derogatory comments about the winner of the popular television show Indian Idol. ‚ÄúViolence broke out Friday after supporters of Prashant Tamang, the recent winner of the TV singing competition, took to the streets of the town of Siliguri to protest against what they perceived as a radio show host's ethnic slur against Tamang, who is an Indian citizen of Nepalese origin. The protesters apparently blocked a road and refused to let an ambulance carrying a patient pass, which led to clashes between Tamang's supporters and a group accompanying the ambulance. Twelve police officers were injured after intervening, firing guns and tear gas and using batons in self-defense‚Ä? A curfew was imposed for Friday, keeping the situation under control.

According The Hindu, India‚Äôs National Newspaper, ‚ÄúA clash broke out in Siliguri on Friday between the fans of Prashant Tamang, recently selected Indian Idol, and local residents during a march protesting alleged derogatory remarks against him by a radio jockey of a Delhi-based private frequency-module channel.‚Ä? Tamang later urged his fans not to resort to violence, to maintain peace. Vehicles were set on fire, and shops were attacked, causing police to fire three rounds after using tear gas and batons. The cause of the riot is that demonstrators allegedly prevented an ambulance headed to a hospital to pass through, which brought on police and the Army. State police administration sent a team of official to investigate the radio jockey and government will take legal action against the channel.

These two articles include the same basic information, however the wording in The Hindu is harder to understand. Many of the terms used were unusual or unfamiliar, which is more than likely a result of a foreign author. These two articles portray different styles of word choice and writing, which are directed towards their respective audiences.