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20 Jul 2019 | 07:51 AM UTC

India: TMC to host Martyr’s Day rally in Kolkata (West Bengal) July 21

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The All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) will hold large Martyr’s Day rally on July 21 in Kolkata (West Bengal state); heightened security, crowded conditions, and transportation and business disruptions expected

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/20/2019, 12:00 AM until 7/21/2019, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION India

Event

The All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) political party is planning to hold an annual mass rally in commemoration of Martyr's Day on Sunday, July 21, in Kolkata (West Bengal state). The event is being held at Esplanade in front of Victoria House. A heightened security presence is expected along with transportation disruptions, including road closures and congestion, increased demand for public transportation and taxis, and crowded conditions on buses and trains. Crowded conditions are expected in central Kolkata.

Context

TMC hosts an annual rally to commemorate the deaths of 13 Youth Congress workers who were killed by police in 1993 during a political protest march.

Advice

Individuals in Kolkata are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the area, and anticipate heightened security measures, crowded conditions, and transportation disruptions.

 

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