Around 150 million people began a two-day general strike in India today against Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s anti-Labour and anti-trade union policies in India.
Workers from both the public and private sectors were joined by teachers and students from across the country, forming possibly largest strike in history.
Below are a selection of AP photographs from today’s general strike.
Mumbai: Trade union activists demonstrate, march and wave communist flags on the first day of a two-day general strike.
Bangalore: Another huge trade union demonstration. A large number of people carry the banner of the All India United Trade Union Centre (AIUTUC).
Kolkata: The strikers are joined by Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) activists.
Arrests: Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Sujan Chakraborty and fellow activists are arrested during today’s demonstration in Kolkata.