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Kerala: Anti-port protest turned violent in Vizhinjam

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In Kerala, as the anti-port protest in Vizhinjam in Thiruvananthapuram turned violent, an all-party meeting will be held today to restore peace in the area. Around 2,000 fishermen marched to the police station last night and vandalized the office. As per reports around 36 policemen have suffered injuries in the clashes and 8 among them are reportedly in serious condition.

The Additional Director General of Police said that the situation is under control now.

Conciliatory talks will be held with coastal residents, archdiocese representatives, and the district collector this morning. A fresh case will also be registered against the police station attack.

The anti-port protest in Vizhinjam turned violent after the protesters surrounded the police station demanding the release of those who were taken into custody in connection with the clash on Saturday.

The protest against the Adani port in Vizhinjam turned violent on Saturday after clashes erupted between protesters and police officers over attempts to resume the port construction activities. (AIR NEWS)

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