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News report 07/17/2062 is a readable shard in Cyberpunk 2077.

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NEWS REPORT 07/17/2062


A fatal incident occurred on Friday in Laguna Bend, a town located in the area surrounding Night City. Residents refused to vacate their homes - properties which had been officially declared a construction zone by the corporation which had purchased the land. Despite not all homes having been evacuated, construction workers were ordered to begin their work to prevent further financial losses due to delays. One resident climbed a crane in order to stall construction. The crane operator responded by lobbing objects found in his control room at the man. The operator subsequently lost control of the suspended load, which collided into a home and killed a family who were still inside.
The conflict between NC Dam Ltd. and the residents is not new, but until now has not lead to any casualties.
The dispute began a few months ago when rent prices in Laguna Bend rose drastically, after which residents were informed that the land on which their houses stood was to become a reservoir. Some of the residents relocated to temporary housing that was built as compensation. However, those who ignored municipal directives and stayed put became the victims of a corporate smear campaign which identified them as "agents of public unrest" (APUs) who were preventing necessary construction in order to secure access to clean water for all of Night City.
As a result, public opinion quickly turned against residents of Laguna Bend and few, if any, paid attention to the change in police tactics and open violence against the residents. One could say it was only a matter of time before incidents like the one on Friday would occur.

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