By Ben Cowles
AROUND 150 million people began a two-day general strike in India today against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s anti-Labour and anti-trade union policies in India.
Workers from both the public and private sectors were joined by teachers and students from across the country, forming possibly largest strike in history.
— CPI (M) (@cpimspeak) January 8, 2019
Below are a selection of AP photographs from today’s general strike.
Mumbai: Trade union activists demonstrate, march and wave communist flags on the first day of a two-day general strike.
Bangalore: Another huge trade union demonstration. A large number of people carry the banner of the All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC).
Kolkata: The strikers are joined by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists.
Arrests: Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sujan Chakraborty and fellow activists are arrested during today’s demonstration in Kolkata.