Kolkata: Left Front and Congress activists demanding jobs clashed with the police in central Kolkata’s Esplanade area on Thursday as protesters tried to break barricades on their way to state secretariat Nabanna. The scuffle resulted in injuries to several protesters and also the cops.
Protesting against the police atrocities, Left Front Chairman Biman Bose announced a 12- hour West Bengal bandh by the Left and allied parties from 6 am on Friday. He termed the incident “Police force of the Trinamool Congress government.”
“The way police unleashed atrocities on the participants in the march to Nabanna, it created a situation somewhat akin to the historic Jallianwala Bagh incident,” Bose said via a statement.
Bose claimed that over 150 students and young men and women were injured in the police action while participating in the Nabanna abhiyan programme of the student and youth wings of the Left and Congress demanding jobs and better education facilities.