Noida:  The two-day nationwide trade union strike turned violent in Noida of Uttar Pradesh with group of protesters pelting stones on roads and burning vehicles.

The agitated protesters pelted stones on several factories in Noida Phase-II which were opened. The violent protesters set several vehicles including a fire engine on fire. The police had to resort to lathicharge to disperse the mob.

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Meanwhile, the Noida police was on high alert to avoid any untoward situation. As per reports, heavy deployment of police personnel and PCR vans were witnessed in several parts of Nodia.

Normal life across Noida crippled since morning on Wednesday with several incidences of violence reported from every part of the commercial hub. However, the metros and other public transport services were operational but the commuters had to undergo very tough time with heavy traffic jams and overcrowded public services making their travel tiresome.

Commuters were seen in large number thronging in Khoda and Labour Chowk areas of Noida, waiting long for the public transports. Both Khoda and Labour Chowk were worst hit by the violent protesters.

Sonakshi Kishore/JPN

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