Akbar supporters rain stones on cops - The New Indian Express

Akbar supporters rain stones on cops

  • Muslim supporters hold a portrait of Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader Akbaruddin Owaisi and participate in a protest after Friday prayers in Hyderabad. AP
  • Tension prevailed in the old city of Hyderabad Friday after violent protests by a group of people protesting against Owaisi's arrest for his alleged hate speech. AP
  • At around 1.15 pm, hundreds of namazis marched towards Charminar raising slogans in favour of Akbaruddin Owaisi. AP
  • Police used batons and tear gas to disperse hundreds of youths coming out of the historic Mecca Masjid after Friday prayers as they resorted to stoning. AP
  • The stones that were being used to construct a water tank at the mosque premises came in handy and the stone pelting continued for almost half an hour. AP
  • The police in an attempt to bring the situation under control lobbed tear gas shells at the unruly mob. AP
  • A photographer of an Urdu daily and a videographer from an MIM- run channel suffered injuries. A police vehicle was also damaged. AP