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Kerala: Youth Congress march turns violent, several injured

- June 18, 2022

Thiruvananthapuram, June 18 (BPNS)

The state capital Thiruvananthapuram turned into a war zone with the Kerala police and youth congress workers fighting it out in the street. While youth Congress alleged that police had resorted to a peaceful protest march for the resignation of Chief Minister over allegations against him, police said that Youth Congress workers had created provocation by throwing stones.

Youth Congress state president and Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA), Shafi Parambil told media persons that police had resorted to violence and that the youth Congress workers were lathi-charged and tear gas shells thrown at them

Shafi said that the police have used tear gas shells against the youth Congress workers and 20 shells were fired back to back which was unprecedented in the stat

Former MLA and Youth Congress state Vice President,K.S. Sabarinathan while speaking to media persons said that the Youth Congress workers were conducting a peaceful march, and Kerala police was taking action against the march in a violent manner. He said that Kerala Police was acting with a vengeance against the youth Congress workers.

The Youth Congress alleged that several of their workers were injured and removed to Medical College hospital and other hospitals. He said that the Kerala police unleashed a reign of terror on hapless Youth Congress workers.