Migrant workers throw stones at police in Surat

SURAT: Migrant workers threw stones at police on Monday, after which security personnel threw tear gas shells and charged the agitated workers with batons, an official said.

The incident took place near the village on the outskirts of Surat, as migrant workers demanded that arrangements be made to send them back to their places of origin following the coronavirus-imposed confinement, he said.

The workers also damaged some vehicles parked on the Surat-Kadodara highway, the official said.

They confronted the police and threw stones at them, after which security personnel retaliated and threw tear gas shells and charged the agitated workers, the official said.

The situation was later controlled and security was increased in the area, he added. On video: