The Capital city on Wednesday became a war zone following the agitation of the LDF and Left youth organisations seeking the resignation of Chief Minister Oommen Chandy. During the agitation, a group of workers crossed over the compound wall in front of the statue of Veluthampi Dalawa. Police chased them away from entering the Secretariat.
The LDF march was stopped in front of the Assembly. When they tried to climb the barricade, police hurled teargas shells and water cannons. As the workers were dispersed, a group of students inside the University College started hurling stones and petrol bombs at the police. Police retorted with stones, grenades and teargas shells injuring many passersby.
Policemen surrounded the Saphalyam complex at Palayam and lathicharged people standing there.