Thousands of people have gathered in the Indian capital, Delhi, to take part in a rally to protest against rising food prices and unemployment.
A steady stream of protesters, carrying red flags, has been marching through the streets of central Delhi since early morning.
The rally has led to massive traffic jams in the city.
Trade unions who have called the rally say nearly 40,000 people will attend a meeting at the Ramlila grounds.
The protest has been organised by major trade unions, including the All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) and the Centre for Industrial Trade Union (CITU).
The Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC) – which is backed by the governing Congress party – is also supporting the strike saying it wants to remind the government about its commitments to the poor……
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