Update 06: 50PM: Left Front Chairman Surya Kant Mishra is going to Ganesh Chandra Avenue to take stock of the situation. On the other hand the protesters have staged a sit in at Ganesh Chandra Avenue and said that they will continue the sit in whole night and wait for the order from Surya Kant Mishra. Senior CPM leader rushed to hospital after suffering blow from police.
CPM leader Biman Bose has criticized police for unprovoked assault. He further added that the number of people who suffered injuries are not yet clear. Allegations are that no senior police officer was present at the scene and it is not yet clear who ordered the lathicharge.
Update: As hundreds of Left Fronts supporters flooded police barricades situation turned violent forcing the cops to lathicharge on Ganesh Chandra Avenue. Reports of clashes between Left workers and police have been pouring in as administration tried desperately to foil the Lalbnazar abhiyan. A 10 member Left delegation will submit a memorandum in Kolkata Police headquarters at Lalbazar .
Protesters clashed with police at Mango Street, BB Ganguly Street. RAF has been deployed to control the situation. TV footage showed that many protesters along with a Left leader have been brutally assaulted by police. Leader Deepak Dasgupta suffered grave injury in police assault.
Kolkata: As The decade old practice of holding the city to ransom for extracting political benefits the Left Front has again called for a Lalbazar Abhiyan protesting alleged police atrocities and attacks on its workers mounted by ruling Trinamool party workers.
Thousands of Left supporters assembled in Kolkata’s bristling points like College Square, Raja Subodh Mullick Square and Dharmatala Y Channel. The rally will proceed to stage a gherao of the police headquarters.
Police deployed heavily to contain any unwanted situation.
On the other hand, as the busy roads have been almost chocked by thousands of Left workers, a huge traffic snarl has caused immense trouble to the commuters.