CHANDIGARH: Hundreds of AAP activists led by Member of Parliament Bhagwant Mann on Friday were stopped from heading towards Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh official residence here after the police used water cannons to disperse them.
They were protesting against the recent hike in electricity rates.
The protesters, including Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Punjab unit chief Mann and party legislators, were adamant to meet the Chief Minister to submit him a memorandum against the hike.
Chandigarh: Police use water cannon against Aam Aadmi Party workers who are protesting against high power tariff, outside Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh's residence. MP Bhagwant Mann is leading the protest. pic.twitter.com/K4WxPpJBvK— ANI (@ANI) January 10, 2020
Chandigarh Police had already barricaded the road with deployment of a huge force leading to the Chief Minister's residence.
When the protesters started marching towards the residence, they were stopped by the police.
The police resorted to the use of water cannons as protesters holding placards were trying to cross the barricades.