//Karat, Tariq Ali to lead anti-US protests today

Karat, Tariq Ali to lead anti-US protests today

New Delhi, Jan. 24 (UNI): Communist Party of India (Marxist) General Secretary, Prakash Karat, will lead his party’s anti-US protests today, which is being observed as ‘Anti-Imperialist Day’ across the country.

Karat will be joined by fellow politbureau member, Sitaram Yechury, and Pakistan-born writer-historian, Tariq Ali, at the launch of the protests in the national capital.

The CPI(M) wants to mobilise public opinion through the protests to demand withdrawal of US troops from Iraq, oppose military action against Iran, North Korea and Syria and express solidarity with the Palestinian people, according to party leaders.

The "hostile" US policy against Cuba and Venezuela are also being flayed by the party.

Skits, poetry reading, songs and film screenings will be organised during the ‘Anti-Imperialist Day’, CPI (M) leaders said.

According to Tariq Ali whose first stop in India this time was Kolkata, he will be joining the protests to "raise anti-imperialist awareness in India."

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