Mamata turns her social media DP black against Tinsukia killings

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Kolkata, Nov 2 (IANS) West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee turned her social media display picture (DP) black on Friday as a mark of protest against brutal killings in Assam’s Tinsukia district with her party Trinamool Congress urging others to do the same.

“In solidarity, on #ProtestDay to condemn the brutal killings of Bengalis by a state ruled by the #BJP, we are turning our Twitter/FB DPs into black. Street protests throughout #Bengal,” the All India Trinamool Congress (AITCo) tweeted.

Marking its protest prior to the rally, the party posted: “Please turn your DP into black for today (Friday).”

“In protest against the brutal killings in Assam, @AITCofficial will organise protest rallies tomorrow (Friday, November 2) in different parts of north and south Bengal including Siliguri and Kolkata,” Banerjee had tweeted on Thursday.

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Five people were killed at Kherbari under Dhola Police Station when unidentified armed assailants in battle fatigues fired at them on Thursday.

–IANS

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