Left Front cadres and supporters fought pitched battles with the police on the main streets in the city and suburbs leading to Nabanna, the State secretariat, on Monday.
The rally was heading towards Nabanna to protest against a slew of issues, including farmers' distress, unemployment in the state and maintaining communal harmony.
The police had imposed Section 144 ahead of the protest in Kolkata.
Several senior leaders include Left Front leader Biman Bose, sustained injuries in the ensuing clash.
A barricade erected by the police on the way to the state secretariat in Howrah.
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West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is in Birbhum district and has not commented on the issue. Police, however, said they were ready to tackle the challenge.
A top state police officer said Howrah police arrested 24 Left activists and 11 MLAs including Sujan Chakraborty, Ashok Bhattacharya and Tanmay Bhattacharjee, Anisur Rehaman, Manas Mukherjee.
At 1 p.m., the Left workers from the city as also near and far flung districts gathered at five points here and in Howrah and tried to march to the secretariat, but came up against stiff resistance from the heavily-armed police.
The Left party sources on the other hand said many of their leaders including former state minister Kanti Ganguly, Foward Bloc leader Naren Chatterjee and a number of workers were injured when the police resorted to the 'unprovoked batoncharge'. "We will not tolerate any sort of indiscipline and take necessary action as and when required", said a senior officer of Kolkata Police, adding that they would not allow the protesters to reach the secretariat. These places are Rani Rashmoni Avenue at the heart of the city, Kidderpore in south Kolkata, Police Training School near the race course, Santragachhi on Kona Expressway and Howrah Rail Museum near Howrah station. BJP leader Rahul Sinha demanded a judicial probe into the cops' assault on mediapersons.
Claiming the rally's success, Dr Mishra declared that the Left would observe a statewide protest on Tuesday.
The clashes between the Left-wing protestors with the West Bengal Police, during the "Nabanno Abhijan" march, turned violent yesterday.