Thiruvananthapuram : Prayer chanting program organized at Balaramapuram was attacked by CPM. Sabarimala Karma Samithy activists and policemen got injured in the attack. CPM supporters attacked the devotees without any incitement.
Shalia Gotra street is where the encounter happened. Prayer chanting march was going on in the street as last day harthal was called in. CPM activists who aligned for Janamunnetta Yatra advanced to the devotees and attacked them without any cause. CPM supporters, as the Government, expressed the stubborn attitude and insist on their march, to go on through the same street, where the prayer chanting program was going on, which spiced up the situation.
When the police tried to take control of the situation CPM activists threw stones at them too. SI Prathapan of Kannurkulam police station was injured. The houses in the street were also attacked by the CPM. the attackers threw beer bottles as well.