Black flags were spotted in several locations in Shillong, the capital city of Meghalaya, during the Independence Day celebrations.

The Black Flags were allegedly put up by activists of “Voice of Mawlai people” in protest against the ‘killing’ of surrendered HNLC leader Chesterfield Thangkhiew.

Activists of the organization gathered in large numbers at the Mawlai Bus Stand to protest against the ‘killing’.

Meanwhile, members of TULBA, a bikers’ association also took out a motorcycle rally to protest against the ‘killing’ of the former HNLC leader.

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People in hundreds, carrying black flags, marched towards the residence of Chesterfield Thangkhiew for the funeral services.

On the other hand, a clash erupted between unidentified miscreants and police along the GS Road in Shillong.

Few unidentified ‘miscreants’ pelted stones at a police vehicle on Sunday morning.

Meanwhile, the Shillong police has further intensified its preparation for dealing with any law and order situation that may spiral out of the clash.

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Surrendered Hynniewtrep National Liberation Council (HNLC) Chesterfield Thangkhiew died in the early hours on Friday in a retaliatory firing by Meghalaya police in Shillong.

Police officials said a joint team of East Jaintia Hills police and East Khasi Hills police raided the house of surrendered HNLC leader Chesterfield Thangkhiew around 3 am on Friday at Kynton Massar in Mawlai in connection with the recent blasts in the state.

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