CLASHES IN OLD CITY
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, Aug 17: Clashes erupted between police and protesters in Nowhatta area of old city here after Friday prayers, leaving several people injured.
Reports said immediately after Friday prayers, scores of youth chanting pro-freedom slogans took to streets. Police and CRPF men deployed in the area fired teargas canisters and used batons to disperse the protesting people. The youth responded and started pelting stones.
During the clashes, local news agency KNS reported that 12 persons including four policemen were injured.
Police said that they exercised maximum restraint and one cop was injured in clashes.
“Police exercised maximum restraint and chased away the stone-pelters. A policeman was injured in the stone pelting which was sporadically going on till reports last came in,” the handout issued by police read.
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