• Short Summary

    RIOT-TORN CALCUTTA CAME TO A VIRTUAL STANDSTILL YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AS RIOTING CROWDS CONTINUED TO STONE TRAINS.

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    RIOT-TORN CALCUTTA CAME TO A VIRTUAL STANDSTILL YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) AS RIOTING CROWDS CONTINUED TO STONE TRAINS. THE RIOTING WAS PART OF THE MOUNTING AGITATION AGAINST A PLAN TO INCREASE FARES ON CALCUTTA TRAMS -- THE MAIN MEANS OF PUBLIC TRANSPORT.

    WHILE COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ACTIVITY IN CALCUTTA CAME TO A VIRTUAL STANDSTILL, STUDENTS OF THE CALCUTTA UNIVERSITY -- ONE OF THE BIGGEST IN THE CITY, HAVE JOINED IN THE RIOTS. FROM THE UNIVERSITY ROOF-GARDEN, THEY SHOWERED STONES ON STEEL-HELMETED RIOT POLICE BELOW WHO REPLIED WITH TEARGAS GRENADES. THE STREETS AROUND THE UNIVERSITY WERE STREWN WITH STONES AND BROKEN BOTTLES.

    IN A RUNNING STREET BATTLE, POLICE FIRED TEARGAS AT LARGE CROWDS OF RIOTING STUDENTS WHO FLED TO THE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS FOR REFUGE. THE POLICE LOCKED THE GATES BEHIND THEM.

    SEVERAL STUDENTS ARRESTED DURING THE RIOTING WERE TAKEN AWAY IN POLICE VEHICLES AND WERE LATER CHARGED WITH UNLAWFUL ASSEMBLY.

    BOTH RIOTERS AND POLICE SUFFERED HEAVY CASUALTIES.- ONE POLICEMAN WAS KILLED.

    YESTERDAY'S RIOTING WAS IN BARRACKPORE STATION, 12 MILES FROM CALCUTTA. THE CROWDS HALTED AND STONED A TRAIN. TWELVE POLICEMEN WERE INJURED IN THE STONING. THIRTY DEMONSTRATORS WERE ARRESTED. MOST SHOPS WERE CLOSED AND BUSINESS FIRMS OPERATED WITH DRASTICALLY-REDUCED STAFFS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADNP2DFBVZRFOPJL0RAZOFMN8W
    Media URN:
    VLVADNP2DFBVZRFOPJL0RAZOFMN8W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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