Lucknow: Violence erupted during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act on Thursday afternoon in various cities of Uttar Pradesh.
A roadways bus was set on fire by protestors in Sambhal district.
In Lucknow, even as the police focused on protests by Samajwadi Party workers, people came out on large numbers in old city areas like Khadra and pelted stones at the police.
District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash has rushed to the affected areas.
Uttar Pradesh Road Transport Corporation bus set on fire in Sambhal. Police vehicles targeted. In Lucknow Police post set on fire, several motorcycles torched in `peaceful’ protests. #CitizenshipAmmendmentAct protests in Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru. In Delhi 19 metro stations shut. pic.twitter.com/0RZTW55sdl
— GAURAV C SAWANT (@gauravcsawant) December 19, 2019
Tension prevailed in the other old city areas too.
Police carried out a baton charge at the Parivartan Chowk in the state capital to disperse the protesters.
Published on: Dec 19, 2019 at 14:32 IST