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17 Oct 2020 | 01:54 AM UTC

India: BJP supporters plan protest in Howrah (West Bengal state) October 17

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Supporters of BJP party plan protest in Howrah (West Bengal state) on October 17 over arrest of member; heightened security presence and localized disruptions possible

TIMEFRAME expected from 10/17/2020, 12:00 AM until 10/18/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Howrah (West Bengal), West Bengal

Event

Supporters of a detained Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member plan to hold a sit-in demonstration in Howrah (West Bengal state) on Saturday, October 17. Participants will gather outside the Nabanna Bhavan (West Bengal Secretariat) at 11:00 (local time) to denounce the arrest of the activist and call for their release.

A heightened security presence and localized disruptions to transport are possible in the vicinity of the demonstration.

Advice

Those in Howrah are advised to monitor the situation, avoid the demonstration as a precaution, and obey all instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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