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09-01-19 03:53:00,

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.

#WorkersStrike Photos from Haryana where thousands of people marched as part of All India General Strike. pic.twitter.com/hw26PCy7e4

— 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.

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