Protesters storm housing project, set shops and vehicles on fire

Staff Reporter

Hundreds of protesters reportedly attacked on Sunday a private housing project in the city and set fire to several shops and vehicles, the police and residents said.

A large number of protesters were staging a sit-in outside the housing society off the Super Highway.

They were protesting what they say their forceful eviction from their ancestral lands in the vicinity.

A heavy contingent of police was on the spot to deal with any untoward situation, while the society’s management sealed the entrance with containers.

But the protesters breached the barricaded gate and entered the housing society. A car showroom and a fast food outlet were among the establishments torched by the protesters, according to an eyewitness.

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