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Sunday, 30 August 2020

Phase 7 traders hold protest against weekend lockdown

Tribune News Service

Mohali, August 29

Shopkeepers at the Phase 7 market here today protested against the Punjab Government and the district administration for imposing additional restrictions and the weekend lockdown, which they rued was adversely affecting the business community.

Led by Mohali Beopar Mandal general secretary Sarabjit Singh Paras, the shopkeepers resorted to sloganeering against the government and refused to observe the odd-even system. The police had a tough time persuading them to close their shops. Around 3 pm, the protesters pulled down the shutters of their shops.

"Maintaining law and order is our first priority and sometimes it takes a little time in settling things peacefully. The weekend lockdown was a success," said an official of the Mataur police station.

Mohali Chamber of Commerce president Vineet Verma said, "The government is bent on ruining traders. Shopkeepers are forced to go against the orders of the government. Traders are losing patience."

from The Tribune

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