Thursday, February 24, 2011

Violence: Police Beatings

Clashes with police.  Beatings on legs.  On backs.  Shortages.

No, not in the Middle East.



Fans queuing outside the Chinnaswamy stadium in the Indian city of Bangalore to buy tickets for the cricket World Cup have clashed with the police.  Television pictures showed policemen hitting dozens of fans on their legs and backs.  Many of the fans had been waiting since Wednesday night. Reports said they were angered by the shortage of tickets available for purchase at the venue.

Bangalore is to host Sunday's World Cup showdown between India and England. According to reports, barely 8,000 tickets are up for sale at the stadium which can accommodate 40,000 people.

Don't just read a headline.


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