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India: Anti-demonetisation protesters water cannoned storming police blockade02:22

India: Anti-demonetisation protesters water cannoned storming police blockade

India, Chandigarh
November 20, 2016 at 16:23 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of protesters in Chandigarh were water cannoned as they stormed a police blockade in protest against the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) demonitisation policy on Sunday.

The protesters, many of them workers in, and members of Congress, staged the demonstration outside a venue where Amit Shah, president of the majority Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was due to address a rally. Police beat the protesters back with batons and deployed water cannon. A number of arrests were made.

In an attempt to crack down on 'black' money the BJP-led NDA coalition has phased out two major currency denominations, Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, and reduced the cash exchange limit from Rs 4,500 to Rs 2,000. People around India are reportedly struggling to buy basic daily goods after cash machines ran out of notes as a result.

India: Anti-demonetisation protesters water cannoned storming police blockade02:22
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Hundreds of protesters in Chandigarh were water cannoned as they stormed a police blockade in protest against the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) demonitisation policy on Sunday.

The protesters, many of them workers in, and members of Congress, staged the demonstration outside a venue where Amit Shah, president of the majority Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was due to address a rally. Police beat the protesters back with batons and deployed water cannon. A number of arrests were made.

In an attempt to crack down on 'black' money the BJP-led NDA coalition has phased out two major currency denominations, Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, and reduced the cash exchange limit from Rs 4,500 to Rs 2,000. People around India are reportedly struggling to buy basic daily goods after cash machines ran out of notes as a result.

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