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Watch: Police crackdown at Chennai’s anti-CAA protest fuels demonstrations across Tamil Nadu


Chennai policemen were caught on camera using batons on CAA-NRC-NPR protestors at Washermenpet in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on February 14, 2020. Washermenpet has seen a Shaheen Bagh-modelled women-led sit-in protest. According to reports, thousands had gathered in protest against the CAA, NRC, and NPR – after the police crackdown, many chose to stay all night at the venue.

The situation escalated after some protesters were reportedly removed by force from the protest site, leading to an altercation with the police. Numerous protestors were also detained, after which more civilians gathered to demand their release.

In footage from the incident (above), police ...


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