A day after the police lathicharge against the anti-CAA protests in Chennai, more workers arrived to hold a protest against Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) and National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Washermanpet.
On Friday’s lathicharge, four police personnel-- a woman joint commissioner, two women constables and a sub-inspector -- got injured in the stone-pelting incident. Protesters accused that the police detained over 100 protesters. Following which, demanding the release of the workers, hundreds of activits held demonstrations near Mount Road Dargah at Anna Salai.
Joint Commissioner P Vijayakumari sustained injuries on her head, the police said, adding that those wounded were admitted to a hospital. Earlier, some agitators were reportedly removed from the protest site forcibly, leading to a commotion between them and the police.
The protesters accused the police of resorting to a lathicharge.
Chennai Police Commissioner AK Viswanathan held discussions with community elders and representatives of Muslim organisations, following which all those detained were released, the police said. "An amicable decision was arrived at in the meeting with Muslim organisations and they have announced that the agitation will be withdrawn," a police officer said, adding that normalcy had returned to the area.