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People flooded the streets in Chennai last night, peaceful protesters are Beaten up by cops shamefully in Chennai on Friday. Cops lathicharge protesters demonstrating against CAA, NRC in Washermanpet, serval protesters are injured source reported. Several demonstrators at an anti-Citizenship Act protest were injured in Washermanpet, Chennai after police resorted to lathi charge. Based on reports in Friday evening a protest was taking place in Capital of Tamil Nadu. Consecutive to that Cops came and lathicharged the protesters to burst out the peaceful protest told leader of protest. Several protesters found injured and admitted to local hospitals in Chennai, IE reported
Cops Lathicharge protesters in Chennai -Scores of people had gathered in protest against the CAA, NRC, and NPR. Situation escalated after some demonstrators were forcibly removed from the protest site, leading to a scuffle between them and the cops. Over 1000 women have now started in sit -in protest at the area. According to the police, some protesters hurled stones and chappals injuring some policemen. This prompted the police to resort to mild baton charge. AK Viswanathan, Chennai Police Commissioner holds talks with protestors in Washermanpet. Some of the protesters who were detained during the anti-CAA and NRC protest have now been released. A police officer said that ‘An amicable decision was arrived at in the meeting with Muslim organisations and they have announced that the agitation will be withdrawn.
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According to the report of ‘The Indian Express’ a senior cop said that police force had stayed away from protest sites so far. He state that ‘but this was an attempt to create a Shahen Bagh model protest . we did not intervene until they will continue to protest . they said that they tried to speak to them but it did not help . when argument broke out , a few stone were thrown at officers . Then they have to forcefully evict them. There was no lathicharge , barring isolated case when officers and protesters engaged in a scuffle .
‘We will continue to handle all protester peacefully ‘he said . As people started running fearing a lathicharge, there was almost a stampede. A 70-year old man from Sajja Munusamy street got trapped in the crowd, collapsed and died. We have come to know that he was in the hospital and had returned home only a day before, said one of the leaders of the protest.
A protester said that the state government should permit holding of democratic peaceful protests. Stalin said the protests were held peacefully demanding the state government to pass a resolution against the CAA on Thursday evening. Jawahirullah said the police had not kept their word of giving permission to hold anti-CAA protest when approached. The protesters decided to hold protest on Friday and the police took action against them.