Appointment controversy: Youth Congress march to Secretariat turns violent


Protesters tried to barge into the secretariat by pushing away the barricades. Police used water cannons to disperse the protesters. But the Youth Congress activists refused.

Youth Congress march to Secretariat | Photo: Mathrubhumi News

Thiruvananthapuram: The Secretariat march taken out by Youth Congress activists on Saturday against the PSC appointments and permanent appointment of temporary employees turned violent. Police used tear gas and grenades against the protesters.

Police stopped the march in front of the Secretariat gate. But the protesters resorted to sloganeering and remained in front of the gate. Later, they tried to barge into the secretariat by pushing away the barricades. Police used water cannons to disperse the protesters. But the Youth Congress activists refused.

The activists continued to shout slogans and an argument broke out between the police and protesters. Following this, the police used grenades twice and tear gas once. The Youth Congress activists left the spot only after leaders including K. S. Sabarinathan MLA addressed the protesters.

A heavy posse of police has been stationed in front of the Secretariat.

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