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Flares, bottles thrown at India House in London at Khalistani protest

A planned demonstration at the Indian High Commission in London on March 22 made up of around 2,000 Khalistani protesters took place amid high security, with hundreds of Metropolitan Police standing guard and mounted officers patrolling on horseback.

The India House building was barricaded in order to contain the protesters to a defined area opposite the Indian High Commission at Aldwych in London. Some of the protesters threw coloured flares and water bottles towards the High Commission, where officials peacefully unfurled a gigantic tricolour across the roof of the building.

The latest protest was organised by the Federation of Sikh Organisations (FSO) and Sikh Youth Jathebandia and follows the violent disorder of a Khalistani protest over the weekend, which saw a protester attempting to pull down the Indian national flag. 

The Indian government had registered a strong protest over inadequate security at its London mission after windows were smashed and two officials sustained injuries. The Metropolitan Police has launched an investigation and said its enquiries are ongoing.

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