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100,000 Workers March Against Indian Goverment

Posted by celticfire84 on February 24, 2011

Thanks to Red Ant Liberation Army blog for sharing this.

At least 100,000 trade unionists marched through the Indian capital on Wednesday in a protest against high food prices and unemployment, piling pressure on an administration under fire over corruption scandals.

People from various trade unions attend a rally to protest against high food prices, unemployment and corruption, near the Indian Parliament, in New Delhi, India, Feb. 23, 2011

Thousands of trade unionists march against India’s embattled government

By Krittivas Mukherjee

People from various trade unions attend a rally to protest against high food prices, unemployment and corruption, near the Indian Parliament, in New Delhi, India, Feb. 23, 2011.

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – At least 100,000 trade unionists marched through the Indian capital on Wednesday in a protest against high food prices and unemployment, piling pressure on an administration under fire over corruption scandals.

The demonstration was the biggest in New Delhi in years and included members of a trade union linked to the ruling Congress party, reflecting disquiet within the party over food inflation which hit a high of over 18 percent last December.

It was also the latest in a wave of protests that have swept the world, ignited by a worldwide spike in food prices. But unlike the protests that have toppled autocratic leaders, there have been no calls to overthrow India’s democratic government.

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