Violence, chaos at Shah's Kolkata roadshow

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 5/15/2019 2:49:27 PM

KOLKATA, May 14: Violence broke out at Amit Shah's roadshow on Tuesday evening as the rally was coming to a close.
Clashes broke out on Tuesday between BJP supporters and student activists and those of the Left and Trinamool Congress Chatra Parishad (TMCP) during Amit Shah's roadshow in Kolkata, West Bengal. The police stepped in and lathi-charged the crowd to take control of the situation.
Officials told agencies that stones were allegedly hurled at Amit Shah's convoy as it passed through College Street, and the arterial Bidhan Sarani on its way to Swami Vivekananda's residence in north Kolkata, a little over 3.5 km from Esplanade in the heart of the city, where it began.
A scuffle broke outside the Calcutta University campus on College Street, when student activists of both the Left and the TMCP shouted slogans against Shah, they said.
They showed black flags and waved posters with "Amit Shah go back" written on them.
A video shows hundreds of BJP supporters, dressed in saffron t-shirts, running away from the scene where clashes broke out after sticks were allegedly thrown at Shah's truck. Visuals also showed BJP supporters hurling stones at what appeared to be a building while a bike was set ablaze by the angry crowd.



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