India marks uprising anniversary

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Thousands of Indians have started a march to commemorate the 150th anniversary of a revolt against British colonial rulers.

The uprising - known as the first Indian War of Independence - was eventually crushed by the British.

Around 10,000 people retraced the march 150 years ago by dozens of mutinous Indian soldiers from Meerut in a bid to capture Delhi.

Monday's marchers dressed like Indian soldiers and British officers and staged mock fights with swords and muskets on top of colourful floats.

They carried huge banners and posters with messages referring to the revolt, which left hundreds of British and Indians dead.

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