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Mamata Banerjee-BJP Face-Off: Water Canons Greet Saffron Brigade at Lalbazar

India | News18 | June 12, 2019, 4:32 pm
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 BJP activists block a road during the 'Lalbazar Abhiyan' protest in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

BJP activists block a road during the 'Lalbazar Abhiyan' protest in Kolkata. (Image: PTI)

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 Hundreds of BJP activists on Wednesday marched towards Lalbazar, the Kolkata Police headquarters, only to be stunted midway by the police force who fired water cannons and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse the mob. (Image: News18)

Hundreds of BJP activists on Wednesday marched towards Lalbazar, the Kolkata Police headquarters, only to be stunted midway by the police force who fired water cannons and lobbed tear gas shells to disperse the mob. (Image: News18)

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 The protest was against the alleged killing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and breakdown of the law and order situation in the state. (Image: News18)

The protest was against the alleged killing of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers and breakdown of the law and order situation in the state. (Image: News18)

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 The agitators started the rally from central Kolkata's Subodh Mullick Square and broke a barricade at Ganesh Chandra Avenue, close to 200 meters from the entry gate of Lalbazar. The police fired two water cannons to disperse them. (Image: News18)

The agitators started the rally from central Kolkata's Subodh Mullick Square and broke a barricade at Ganesh Chandra Avenue, close to 200 meters from the entry gate of Lalbazar. The police fired two water cannons to disperse them. (Image: News18)

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 The Rapid Action Force personnel lobbed tear gas shells at the protestors and resorted to minor baton charge on the Central Avenue to stop them from re-organising the rally. (Image: News18)

The Rapid Action Force personnel lobbed tear gas shells at the protestors and resorted to minor baton charge on the Central Avenue to stop them from re-organising the rally. (Image: News18)

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 Several BJP leaders and activists sat on the street to demonstrate against the action. (Image: News18)

Several BJP leaders and activists sat on the street to demonstrate against the action. (Image: News18)

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 BJP state General Secretary Raju Banerjee had gone unconscious in the scuffle. He was taken to a hospital. Earlier in the day, three members of BJP's women wing (Mahila Morcha) were arrested by the police for demonstrating in front of Lalbazar. (Image: News18)

BJP state General Secretary Raju Banerjee had gone unconscious in the scuffle. He was taken to a hospital. Earlier in the day, three members of BJP's women wing (Mahila Morcha) were arrested by the police for demonstrating in front of Lalbazar. (Image: News18)

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