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Protests erupt in state after action against SP president

Allahabad/Varanasi/Gorakhpur: Hundreds of Samajwadi Party (SP) staff went on a rampage across several parts of the state on Tuesday after celebration president Akhilesh Yadav was avoided in Lucknow from boarding a airplane to Allahabad to wait a function organised by way of the Allahabad University Students Union (AUSU).

In Allahabad, around a dozen SP staff, together with celebration MP from Badaun, Dharmendra Yadav, leaders of the district unit, scholar leaders and about half-a-dozen safety personnel were injured when the police used drive to disperse them at Balson Crossing. The protesters additionally damaged some automobiles and indulged in arson.

Police said the location took an ugly turn when a procession, led by way of Dharmendra Yadav, arrived at Balson Crossing from AU Union Hall. The MP, after addressing the students of AU at the event marking the yearly function of AUSU, was leading the procession.

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