BJP protests workers' killings, teargas, water cannons bring Kolkata to a standstill
BJP workers on Wednesday launched a massive protest in the heart of Kolkata to protest against killings of party workers across the state. As huge crowds gathered in Kolkata near the police headquarters, police erected barricades to stop the protests from flaring up.
However, BJP workers still managed to bring down some of the barricades when Kolkata Police personnel, who were deployed in huge numbers, resorted to teargas shelling and used water cannons to disperse the crowd.
The entire central Kolkata, which is a busy area on a weekday, was barricaded by the police as BJP workers gathered to protest.
Kolkata Police also baton charged BJP workers on Bipin Behari Ganguly Street. BJP workers were marching towards Lal Bazar, protesting against the Trinamool government.