The second phase of the protest began by laying flowers in front of the Gandhi statue in Manchester Cathedral Yard.
The “anti-democratic” actions of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi have sparked strong protests by Indian Overseas Congress (IOC) activists in Manchester.
Led by IOC office-bearers Bobin Philip and Romy Kuriakose the second phase of the protest began by laying flowers in front of the Gandhi statue in Manchester Cathedral Yard.
The first phase of the protest held at London’s Parliament Square attracted huge crowds.
The IOC officials conveyed a public sentiment that it is the responsibility of every Congressman to protect Rahul Gandhi, who is the national face and the only hope of the common people, at any cost.
Bobin Philip, Romy Kuriakos, Sony Kavunkal Chacko, Pushparajan, Akhil Jose, and Ajay Yadav spoke at the protest meeting, emphasizing the need to stand in solidarity with Rahul Gandhi. Various representatives from places in the Midlands, including Shaji, Lijo, Gipson, Sachin, Harikrishnan, and Sachin Thomas, also participated in the meeting, showing strong support for Rahul Gandhi.
The IOC activists strongly condemned the anti-democratic actions of the BJP-led government and vowed to continue their protests until justice is served. This demonstration highlights the growing concerns of the Indian diaspora regarding the current state of Indian democracy and the suppression of opposition voices.
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