BREAKING: India – Clashes between masses and reactionary forces over food and the lock down

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Fights against security forces took place in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and other places over enforcing the lock down and the distribution of rations.

In the city of Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh, vegetable vendors attacked police forces with stones, who tried to enforce the curfew. According to the authorities at least one policeman was wounded.

Watch: Police, locals clash in West Bengal over improper ration distribution

Watch: Police, locals clash in West Bengal over improper ration distribution

In the village of Baduria in West Bengal, residents blocked a road in protest against the insufficient distribution of food and other supplies. Through the lock down most people are not able to work so they are dependent on aid from the old state. When police forces arrived, clashes broke out.

In Ahmedabad in Gujarat, the masses also erected barricades to protest against the lack of food and attacked police forces deployed to enforce the curfew. In the course of the clashes several cops were injured. According to the police, 15 people got arrested.

There have further reports about fights against the reaction all over the country.


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