Manipur: Protest turns ugly in Senapati district, seven UNC protesters injured

IMPHAL: Violence seems unabated in Manipur, at least seven protesters including three women were injured as security personnel fired on protesters who tried to break cordon in front of a district administration office.

According to reports, the United Naga Council(UNC) leaders who continued economic blockade against Manipur since Nov 1, on Tuesday called a gherao programme in Senapati district. Situation turned violent while protesters tried to forcefully enter into the district administration office campus.

The police warned the protesters but the mob turned deaf ear to them which resulted to security personnel resorting to lathi charge and firing tear gas shell at the mob to control the violent situation.

The injured persons were rushed to nearest hospital.

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