Police uses tear gas, water canon to control agitating Cong workers
Bhopal: Police lobbed tear gas shells and used water
cannons to disperse agitating Youth Congress and NSUI workers who tried to
march towards assembly demanding student union elections in Madhya Pradesh, on
With the beginning of the budget session of state
assembly, Congress workers warned to stage protest in front of assembly to
press for their demands.
During the protest some police personnel & media
persons were also injured when agitated workers hurled stones near state
Police have arrested over one hundred workers
including Youth Congress state president Kunal Choudhary.
"We were peacefully protesting for our demands to
hold student union elections in colleges across the state but police canned the
workers & used water cannons to foil peaceful agitation. They are trying to
gag the democracy", Choudhary told reporters after the agitation.
He said police also arrested several workers, some of
them injured in the melee.