Kerala Cops Attacked Over Adani Port Protest

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The Kerala Police on Monday filed circumstances towards greater than 3,000 individuals, together with girls and kids, after an enormous crowd allegedly attacked a police station, demanding the discharge of these held for protest towards the under-construction Adani port.

A violent mob attacked the Vizhinjam police station, located 20 km away from capital Thiruvananthapuram, final night time as a part of the continuing protest towards the under-construction Adani port. Police say the protestors vandalised the station and injured police personnel.

The protestors had on Saturday allegedly blocked vans carrying development materials to the port mission web site, being developed by the Adani group. Work had resumed after a courtroom directive final week reportedly gave the go-ahead to setting up the $900 million greenback trans-shipment mission.

For the final three months development work had stopped as protestors, mentioned to be led by largely Catholic clergymen, had reportedly erected a big shelter blocking its entrance, saying the port’s improvement had brought on coastal erosion and disadvantaged them of their livelihoods.