Tension Erupts At Tank Bund
Tense situation prevailed at Tank Bund when police resorted to mild lathi-charge and fired tear gas shells against hundreds of protestors
Tense situation prevailed at Tank Bund when police resorted to mild lathi-charge and fired tear gas shells against hundreds of protestors, who retaliated by pelting stones after penetrating through the security cordon that was put in place across the vicinity on Saturday.
Many sustained injuries while women fainted at the impact of the melee, while they were trying to avoid getting lathi blows.
The 'Chalo Tank Bund' call given by TSRTC employee unions, and supported by Opposition parties, turned violent after protestors thronged the venue in the afternoon.
Police caned the protestors and used tear gas to disperse the crowd at Domalguda. Incidentally, this marks the first time that police using tear gas against protestors since the creation of Telangana State in 2014.
As the time ticked, Tank Bund soon turned into a battleground with protestors raining a hail of stones on cops and the latter delivering lathi blows on protestors