• Short Summary

    More than three thousand people held an anti-Naxalite rally in the heart of New Delhi yesterday (Saturday) to protest against the placing of pro-Mao Tse Tung signs on the walls of the Gandhi memorial.

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    More than three thousand people held an anti-Naxalite rally in the heart of New Delhi yesterday (Saturday) to protest against the placing of pro-Mao Tse Tung signs on the walls of the Gandhi memorial.

    The demonstration was organised by the Jansagh Party and led by a former member of parliament, Mr. Sondhi. The demonstrators shouted anti-Mao slogans and later burned an aphagia of the People's Republic of China leader. The effigy was stuffed with fireworks.

    The demonstration came as police were called out in two major Indian cities, Mangalore and Calcutta, to subdue anti-Government protests by youths. At least seven people have been killed and an unknown number injured as a result of the clashes with police.

    New Delhi police said that a group of eight young men entered the Gandhi memorial in the early hours of the morning to scribble the pro-Mao slogans on the walls and erect the posters. It's thought the action was made to coincide with Martyrs' day which was held on Saturday.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8Q7XF0UPD6ZBRGONREVHBIK1A
    Media URN:
    VLVA8Q7XF0UPD6ZBRGONREVHBIK1A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/01/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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