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4 cops hurt as anti-CAA protest by Muslims turn violent: Police

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

An anti-CAA protest by Muslims turned violent here on Friday when the protesters clashed with police.

Police said four cops, including a woman deputy commissioner, two women personnel and a sub-inspector were injured in stonepelting even as there were reports that some protesters were also hurt.

Earlier, some protesters were reportedly forcibly removed from the protest site, leading to a commotion between them and the police.

The protesters accused the police of resorting to a lathicharge.

Some of the protesters were detained. Subsequently, more people gathered there demanding their release. As a result, security was beefed up in the area.

City Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan held discussions with community elders.

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First Published: Fri, February 14 2020. 23:44 IST