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PHOTOS: Anger against China spills on to India's streets

June 17, 2020 20:52 IST
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The death of 20 Indian soldiers along the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh on Wednesday triggered protests in several cities with people breaking China-made electronic gadgets and calling for boycott of Chinese products.

 

20 Indian Army personnel, including a colonel, were killed in a fierce clash with the Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in eastern Ladakh on Monday night. It is the biggest military confrontation in over five decades that has significantly escalated the already volatile border standoff in the region.

People took to the streets in New Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Jammu, Bhopal, Patna and other cities and set fire to the Chinese flag and photos of the neighbouring country's President Xi Jinping.

Protesters urged the Modi government to ensure that martyrdom of the soldiers in the Galwan Valley did not go in vain.

A group of ex-armymen gathered near the Chinese embassy in New Delhi to protest against the killing of Indian soldiers.

Here are glimpses of how anger against China spilled on to India's streets:

IMAGE: Sanskriti Bachao Manch activists burn posters of Chinese President Xi Jingping during a protest in Bhopal. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Demonstrators burn posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping during a protest against China, in Ahmedabad. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Lok Janshakti Party members burn an effigy of Chinese President Xi Jinping during a protest in Patna. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Demonstrators burn a tyre and block Jammu-Poonch highway during a protest against China in Jammu. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Jan Adhikar Party chief Pappu Yadav with party supporters hold placards during a protest against China, in Patna. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Members of Rashtriya Bajrang Dal burn an effigy of Chinese President Xi Jinping during a protest in Jammu. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Congress party workers burn a banner during a protest against China in Bikaner. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Bajrang Dal members pay floral tribute to 20 soldiers who were martyred in the violent face-off between India and China at LAC in Eastern Ladakh yesterday, at Shaheed Smarak, in Bikaner, on Wednesday. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Demonstrators burn a photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping during a protest in Ranchi. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Demonstrators burn photos of Chinese President Xi Jinping during a protest in Agra. Photograph: PTI Photo

IMAGE: Supporters of Bharatiya Jayanta Party burn defaced posters of Chinese President Xi Jinping during a protest against China, in Ahmedabad. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

IMAGE: Police detain an member from Swadeshi Jagran Manch, a wing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, during a protest against China, in New Delhi. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters

IMAGE: A member of an art school waves the Indian flag behind a display of placards in tribute to Indian soldiers, during a protest against China, in Mumbai. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters
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