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Thousands Protest Across India Against Currency Policy
Thousands protested across India on Monday against the government's decision to withdraw large-denomination currency from circulation.
An activist from the Communist Party of India shouts slogans during a protest against demonetization in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 28, 2016.
About three weeks ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that 500- and 1,000-rupee notes, worth about $7.50 and $15, would become worthless overnight and would be replaced by new currency in a bid to stamp out corruption and tax evasion.
Members of the Congress Party shout slogans and carry an effigy of Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest against demonetization in Siliguri.
The Prime Minister's decision has caused enormous hardship to millions of people in the country's predominantly cash-based economy.