• Short Summary

    POLICE BATTLED WITH ANGRY STUDENTS IN THE CENTRE OF CALCUTTA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE MOST VIOLENT CLASHES SO FAR IN WEST BENGAL'S THREE-DAY-OLD CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAMPAIGN.

  • Description

    POLICE BATTLED WITH ANGRY STUDENTS IN THE CENTRE OF CALCUTTA YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY) IN THE MOST VIOLENT CLASHES SO FAR IN WEST BENGAL'S THREE-DAY-OLD CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE CAMPAIGN.

    THE POLICE WENT INTO ACTION AS THOUSANDS OF STUDENTS TURNED A PLANNED PEACEFUL PROTEST AGAINST THE DISMISSAL OF THE STATE'S UNITED FRONT GOVERNMENT INTO A BLOODY RIOT.

    THE BATTLE STARTED IN FASHIONABLE CHOWRINGHEE, BUSTLING HUB OF CALCUTTA LIFE. SMALL GROUPS OF STUDENTS GREETED A DIVERSION BY SHOUTING SLOGANS AND THOUSANDS OF OTHERS, WAVING FLAGS, CHARGED A GORDON THROWN BY POLICE AROUND THE OFFICIAL RESIDENCE OF STATE GOVERNOR DHARMA VIRA.

    THE ONRUSH WAS HALTED BY A POLICE COUNTER-CHARGE AND IN THE RAGING MELEE THAT FOLLOWED SEVERAL STUDENTS - AND ONLOOKERS WHO FAILED TO DODGE SWIMMING POLICE BATONS - WERE INJURED.

    ROADSIDE SHOPS WERE HASTILY CLOSED AS THE DEMONSTRATORS HURLED STONES AT PASSING VEHICLES. A TRAMCAR AND TWO CARS WERE SET ABLAZE AND A NUMBER OF TAXIS AND OTHER CARS WERE DAMAGED IN A HAIL OF STONES.

    TONIGHT (THURSDAY) POLICE OPENED FORCE ON DEMONSTRATORS TRYING TO SET FIRE TO BUSES PARKED OUTSIDE A BUS PASSENGER TERMINAL.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA1MIJHM5M5THV1W82UQDLZQ2DL
    Media URN:
    VLVA1MIJHM5M5THV1W82UQDLZQ2DL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/12/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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