Calcutta, Oct. 13: Youth Congress supporters in private vehicles swooped down in front of Writers’ Buildings this afternoon and tried to launch a flash protest against the Left’s stand towards Justice Lala’s order.
The attempt to stage a demonstration in an area under Section 144 led to a pitched battle with police. The violent supporters damaged vehicles and smashed windscreens. The police resorted to lathicharge to disperse the mob. Twenty-six people were arrested.
A Youth Congress supporter had to be be hospitalised.