Jaipur: Police on Thursday lathicharged Youth Congress supporters while the latter were demonstrating outside Rajasthan assembly building. The Youth Congress workers were protesting against the Rafale deal, increase in unemployment and petrol and diesel prices in the state. Police resorted to lathicharge and used water cannons to disperse the protestors.
Heavy police force was deployed near the assembly to restore law and order. Protestors reportedly pelted stones and manhandled policemen while they were demonstrating, forcing the cops to resort to lathicharge. Several barricades were put up while Hundreds of protestors were screaming slogans. Some Congress supporters were injured.
Police took several protestors into custody. The protest is still going on. Police forced protestors out of the area by putting up barricades.