India: Students clash with police near Assam secretariat over CAB

  • Protests against the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill continued to rock Assam as a large group of students fought a pitched battle with the police near the state secretariat here on 11 Dec 19, police said.
  • Students in large numbers were seen proceeding towards the Secretariat from all directions. Another group has reached Ganeshguri area, around 500 metres from the centre of power.
  • They broke a barricade on GS Road following which the police resorted to lathi charge. Teargas shells were also lobbed at the students who also threw the shells back at the policemen.
  • Claiming that several of them were injured in the lathicharge, the students said. “This is a barbaric government led by Sarbananda Sonowal. We will not succumb to any pressure till the CAB is repealed.” Traffic has gone haywire in the city.

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