New Delhi: Protests over the deaths of eight people, including four farmers, in UP’s Lakhimpur Kheri this week turned violent as Youth Congress workers clashed with Delhi Police Saturday afternoon.
News agency ANI showed visuals of dozens of people holding placards, shouting slogans, and jumping on burning effigies on the streets of the national capital.
Other visuals showed the protesters fighting with the cops as they try to break past barricades.
The protesters were demanding the arrest of Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister Ajay Mishra’s who is also a murder accused (per a UP Police FIR) in the Lakhimpur Kheri deaths.
Notably, Ashish Mishra, who skipped the court’s call on Friday appeared in court on Saturday.