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Bengal Police Uses Water Canon To Disperse BJP Workers Protesting Against Govt, Party Terms it ‘Death of Democracy’

The police had set up a three-layer blockade outside Bikash Bhawan and first and foremost attempted to convince the activists to stop their walk.

Updated: April 26, 2022 7:44 PM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Victor Dasgupta

Bengal Police Uses Water Canon To Disperse BJP Workers Protesting Against Govt, Party Terms it 'Death of Democracy'
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Kolkata: The Bengal Police on Monday used water cannons to disperse BJP workers protesting against the Mamata Banerjee-led Mamata Banerjee government over the alleged School Service Commission (SSC) scam in Kolkata. Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) national president Tejasvi Surya led the protest. “Land of Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore, land that had guided the country in education in the context of freedom movement is now sinking as far as education system is concerned. Yuva Morcha is protesting against the politicisation and corruption in our education system,” said Tejasvi Surya.

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In the video shared by Tejasvi Surya, Bengal Police can be seen hurling water at activists BJYM workers. The police had set up a three-layer blockade outside Bikash Bhawan and first and foremost attempted to convince the activists to stop their walk.

However, the activists ignored and got through the main blockade, which prompted the police to use water guns to scatter them.

Meanwhile, WB BJP chief Sukanta Majumdar also attacked Mamata Banerjee saying, “Mamata Banerjee has killed democracy in West Bengal. We told Police to arrest/detain us but not resort to lathi-charge. But they did. Male cops attacked our women workers. As per my info, four workers need hospitalisation, one already hospitalised.”

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