|Kolkata protests against Modi's visit
Milli Gazette Online
Kolkata: People burnt effigies of Gujarat CM Narendra Modi and unfurled black flags on his first visit to Kolkata on March 13 after the genocide in Gujarat in 2002.
He was on a ten-hour visit to the city to attend a debate at the Calcutta Club. He had to spend one hour at the airport itself as youth Congress activists blocked his way. The police had to erect a barricade to save Modi from sloganeering Congress activists. It was just the beginning.
Organisatons like Bhasha Chetna Samiti had put up posters, with messages like Killer Modi, Go Back. At the venue of debate, protestors had assembled hours before the schedule time of the event. The protestors included activists of CPI-ML, DYFI, SFI and
A nearly 500-strong mob of protestors burnt effigies of Modi and tried to get inside the Club. The police arrested 24 people. Just before Modi’s arrival, about 100 BJP workers reached the spot carrying party flags and lathis to shield their leader. However, the protestors managed to hurl chappals at the vehicle carrying Modi.
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