Mumbai: A protest in Mumbai against Assam riots on Saturday turned violent with demonstrators torching a vehicle, damaging buses and indulging in stone pelting prompting the police to fire in the air.

Police said two people were killed in the violence during the protests.

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Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Azad Maidan Ground in south Mumbai this afternoon following a call by a city-based organisation Raza Academy to denounce the violence in Assam.

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Azad Maidan is located near Mumbai civic body headquarters and CST Mumbai railway station. The protesters suddenly turned violent and torched a media vehicle and damaged buses. They also pelted stones.

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Police opened fire in the air and resorted to lathi-charge to disperse the mob, said a policeman deployed at the Azad Maidan.


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