4 detained for waving Palestinian flag during Pak vs BD match: Kolkata Police

  • November 1, 2023

Four individuals were detained for waving the Palestinian flag during the Pakistan-Bangladesh World Cup cricket match at Eden Gardens stadium on Tuesday, police said. Two are from Jharkhand, and the other two are from Kolkata’s Ekbalpore and neighboring Howrah, according to a senior police officer. “We have detained two of them for waving the Palestinian flag near Gate 6, and two more for doing so in Block G1.” We are trying to figure out their motive,” the IPS officer told PTI.

The initial investigation revealed that the four individuals, who are in their mid-twenties, were protesting the ongoing Israel-Hamas conflict and chose the international match for their demonstration.

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