Naxalites burn CM's effigy to protest Nandigram killings

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Kolkata, Mar 14 (UNI) Naxalite activists today burnt Chief Minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee in effigy to protest the police firing that killed 14 people at Nandigram on this day a year ago.

The protest march by the CPI(ML-Liberation) and subsequent burning of the effigy at the crossing at Chowringee, the heart of this metro, sent traffic haywire for some time.

The Naxalites also distributed leaflets condemning the CPI(M) led Left Front for 'coercing' farmers to part with their farmland for setting up Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at the ''behest of capitalists''.

''Take a pledge on 14 March, take revenge and change the government,'' the leaflet said and claimed that the ''myth of unstoppable CPI(M)'' was shattered at Nandigram.

The Naxalites and other oppostion parties in the state today observed the first anniversary of Nandigram killings by taking out protest march and rallies at different parts of the state and wearing black badges.

The CPI(ML-Liberation) described the Nandigram killings as 'facist attacks on farmers by government agencies' and called upon the people to organise mass protest against the government's 'forcible' acquisition of farmland.

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