Indian Secular Front | West Bengal: Police lathi charge on ISF protesters in Kolkata, many injured
KolkataMembers of the Indian Secular Front (ISF), who were protesting in the Esplanade area of central Kolkata, clashed with the police on Saturday. They were protesting against the Trinamool Congress attack on ISF workers in South 24 Parganas district.
Naushad Siddiqui, the lone ISF MLA who was leading the protest, was taken into custody, while several policemen and protesters were injured. A senior police officer said ISF workers blocked a main road in the heart of the city, following which the police requested them to clear the Jawaharlal Nehru Road and allow traffic.
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However, the protesters refused to vacate the road and demanded that the criminals involved in the attack on its workers in Bhangar be arrested first.
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As the police baton-charged the activists and fired tear gas shells, the protesters numbering around 500 retreated, but started pelting stones at the police from nearby streets, injuring several policemen. Police kiosks and railings were also damaged by the protesters, injuring several policemen, the official said.