Kolkata: The recent hike in electricity prices by the CESC (Calcutta Electricity Supply Corporation) had put the middle class Bengalis in trouble. A mass of 500 people gathered in front of CESC office on September 21 protesting the recent hike and demanding a reduction in the prices.
However, the peaceful protests suddenly turned violent when the police without any provocation mercilessly lathi-charged on the protesters. The police detained 51 people but they were released on bail the next day. The Opposition Parties and members of civil society heavily criticized the brutal police action.
The Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) whose leader describes it as a “white nationalist” group, had a permit for an afternoon rally near the state Capitol
It was unclear how many TWP members participated, but they were clearly outnumbered.
The TYN was believed to be a small group established in 2013
Ten persons were stabbed outside the state capitol in Sacramento, California, after violence broke out between a white supremacist group and counter-protesters, authorities said.
Two of the injured had critical stab wounds, Sacramento Fire Department spokesman Chris Harvey said.
The nine men and one woman were between 19 and 58, the fire department said, adding all had multiple stab and laceration wounds, CNN reported.
The Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) whose leader describes it as a “white nationalist” group, had a permit for an afternoon rally near the state Capitol, said Officer George Granada, California Highway Patrol public information officer with the Capitol Protection Division.
The TWP claims to be “America’s first political party created by and for working families” and states on its website that “European-American identity is under constant attack by members of American institutions such as the state, education, culture and even churches.”
The Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC), a non-profit organisation that combats hate, intolerance and discrimination in the US, reveals that the TWP was formed in January of this year as the political wing of the Traditionalist Youth Network (TYN), an umbrella group that aims to indoctrinate high school and college students into white nationalism.
The TYN was believed to be a small group established in 2013. (Source: IANS)