Protest to support Bangladeshi Infiltrators turn violent in Mumbai, vehicles set on fire.
11/08/2012 06:28:24 PTI
A protest called in at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai on Saturday against the recent Assam riots turned violent as protesters set ablaze vehicles parked nearby.
OB vans of three TV channels were also set on fire, and cameras of mediapersons were damaged.
Reports said some shops at the CST subway were also attacked.
Hundreds of protesters had gathered at the Azad Maidan Ground in south Mumbai on Saturday afternoon following a call by a city-based organisation Raza Academy to denounce the violence in Assam.
Azad Maidan Ground is located near Mumbai civic body headquarters and CST Mumbai railway station.
The protesters suddenly turned violent and torched vehicles and damaged buses. They also pelted stones.
Police opened fire in the air and resorted to lathicharge to disperse the mob, said a policeman deployed at the Azad Maidan.