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CPI(M) activists injured in clashes with police during Jail

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

Several CPI(M) activists were injured in clashes between the Left and the police during a Jail Bharo today to protest against the alleged of the towards farmers.

Police said several activists of the were arrested after the clashes.

The CPI(M) wing, All India Kisan Sabha (AIKS) organized the 'Jail Bharo' across the state during the day demanding proper implementation of loan waiver scheme for farmers and the government's failure to secure the minimum support price(MSP) for agriculture produce, the party sources said.

"Our demand is either the government fulfills our demands or arrests us," said.

According to Kolkata Police, the CPI(M) activists shouting slogans against the tried to break the police cordon and a scuffle broke out between protestors and police.

As the police failed to pacify the crowd, it resorted to the use of force to push them back and arrested a few of them.

In districts such as Hoogly, Howrah, West Midnapore, North 24 Parganas several incidents of clashes were reported between police and the activists, reports said.

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First Published: Thu, August 09 2018. 18:35 IST