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Thousands March Against India's Embattled Government

Post by Earth Cries on Wed Feb 23, 2011 7:10 am

Thousands March Against India's Embattled Government

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

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41730894/ns/world_news-south_and_central_asia/
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Thousands in India protest increasing food prices

Post by Earth Cries on Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:40 am

Thousands in India protest increasing food prices

NEW DELHI -- Tens of thousands of trade unionists, including those from a group linked to India's ruling party, marched through the streets of the capital on Wednesday to protest food prices, piling pressure on a government already under fire over graft. The demonstration in New Delhi was the latest in a wave of protests sweeping across the world, including the Middle East and Africa, ignited by a worldwide spike in food prices....

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Re: Thousands in India protest increasing food prices

Post by Alaskan Girl on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:42 am

The demonstrations in the national capital came just a few days before the Union Budget and put pressure on the beleaguered Manmohan Singh government to address core concerns of the common man.
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Protesters arrived from all over the country and the numbers were expected to rise. CITU, which joined forces with other unions to stage the march, said it expected a turnout of up to one million people from 19 states.

http://www.indiainfoline.com/Markets/News/Thousands-protest-against-inflation-in-New-Delhi/5089152145
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Re: Thousands in India protest increasing food prices

Post by Luna on Wed Feb 23, 2011 10:34 pm

I hope things remain peaceful in India especially because my daughter is there until July, working as a volunteer teacher in Hyderabad.
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