Vancouver Sikhs protest at consulate

Toronto Star
June 6, 1984

VANCOUVER (CP) — About 100 Sikhs pro­testing the Indian government's decision to move the army into the Sikhs' ancestral home­land of the Punjab demonstrated outside the Indian consulate in Vancouver yesterday. Police were on hand to prevent any repeat of Monday's incident in which two sword-swing­ing Sikhs entered the consulate offices and smashed pictures of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi and other Indian leaders.

Chanting "Down with Gandhi!" and "Gandhi is a murderer!" the Sikhs milled around outside the consulate for a few hours before dispersing in the early afternoon when the consulate agreed to relay their demands to the Indian government

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