India Strikes Over Retail Reforms


No Wal-Mart poster (Photo: Andrew North/BBC/Twitpic)

Across India today, shopkeepers, traders, and laborers tried to show what it might be like if they weren't around.

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They closed markets in a nationwide day of protest against the possible introduction of big-box stores like Walmart onto their turf.

The BBC's Rahul Tandon has been out on the streets of Kolkata.