Indian Police Beat Shoppers For Violating Lockdown

The New York Daily News reports:

Dramatic photos and videos show how police across India are using extreme force against violators of the country’s coronavirus lockdown. Baton-wielding cops wearing surgical masks can be seen in the images and footage from Wednesday beating those breaking the rules.

On Tuesday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day nationwide lockdown to stem the spread of the potentially deadly virus — and declared that no one will be allowed to leave their homes.

After the lockdown went into effect, locals were seen on TV news and social media being struck with batons in the streets of the southern state of Kerala.