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12 Sep 2020 | 12:14 PM UTC

India: Police utilize water cannon and tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Thiruvananthapuram September 12

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Police utilize water cannon and tear gas to disperse demonstrators in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala state) on September 12; avoid all protests

TIMEFRAME expected from 9/12/2020, 12:00 AM until 9/13/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Kolkata). COUNTRY/REGION Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Event

Police have reportedly utilized water cannon and tear gas to disperse protesters that gathered in Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala state) on Saturday, September 12. The demonstration, which was organized by the political activist group Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, took place outside the Kerala Government Secretariat and was being held to demand the resignation of the state's higher education minister K.T. Jaleel for an alleged smuggling case. Clashes broke out between police and the activists, leading to security forces deploying the above measures.

A heightened police presence should be anticipated in the vicinity of the Kerala Government Secretariat. Further associated protests are likely in Kerala state in the near term.

Advice

Individuals in Kerala state, especially in Thiruvananthapuram, are advised to monitor the situation, anticipate significant transportation disruptions, avoid public gatherings, and adhere to instructions issued by local authorities.

 

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