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West Bengal: Cong workers stage protests against price rise, unemployment

Around 50 Congress workers demonstrated outside the governor's residence, wearing black clothes, holding placards and shouting slogans.

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West Bengal | Congress | price hike

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Congress
A Kolkata Police officer said all the agitators were taken into custody and later released on PR bonds.

activists staged protests in front of the Raj Bhavan here and other places in the state on Friday, as part of the party's nationwide stir against price rise, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) hike on essential items and .

Around 50 workers demonstrated outside the governor's residence, wearing black clothes, holding placards and shouting slogans.

A minor scuffle broke out when security personnel attempted to physically lift the protesters and put them inside waiting police vans, officials said.

A Kolkata Police officer said all the agitators were taken into custody and later released on PR bonds.

Police used minimum force to disperse the protesters, the officer added.

Former MLA Manoj Chakraborty told PTI that similar demonstrations were held at Baharampur in Murshidabad district and various other places in .

(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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First Published: Fri, August 05 2022. 19:11 IST
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