One man was killed and a Communist legislator was seriously injured in outbreaks of violence during a 24 hour general strike in West Bengal, India.
GV Idle boats on Hoogly River (2)
GTV pan Deserted Streets and shuttered shops in suburban area
GV Shuttered shops in city
SV Idle rickshaws PAN to Congress workers marching in demo against strike (3)
GV Trams in street
GV Communist demonstrators along road
GV & SV vendors in street market (2)
GV Crowd in street outside cinema
GV & SV Activity at train station (2)
Initials SK/02.35 RS/BOB/SK/23.43
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Background: One man was killed and a Communist legislator was seriously injured in outbreaks of violence during a 24 hour general strike in West Bengal, India.
The pro Moscow Communist Party of India and the Marxist Communist Party joined forces to sponsor the strike to protest against "profiteers, hoarders and high prices".
Both the Government and the strike organisers said the strike was about 50 per cent successful.