TVM Corp row: Youth Congress protest turns violent; police use water cannons, tear gas


Thiruvananthapuram: Youth Congress activists staged a protest march to the Thiruvananthapuram corporation demanding the resignation of mayor Arya Rajendran over the controversial letter here on Thursday.

As the march turned violent the police were forced to use water cannons to disperse protestors. However, protestors became more hostile and hurled stones at the police force.

The protest turned violent minutes after Youth Congress state president Shafi Parambil inaugurated the demonstration. The police force deployed here was forced to use water cannons and tear gas after protestors tried to remove barricades placed by police.

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