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Agartala, Jan 27: In a shocking event, Tripura Police have resorted to lathi-charge, firing of tear gas shells and water cannons on agitating terminated teachers in Agartala.

Hundreds of agitating terminated teachers have gheraoed the Chief Minister’s residence.

The clash between the police and agitating teachers has been reported from outside the Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Deb’s residence in Agartala.

At least 24 protestors have sustained injuries in the clash.

Carrying the Tricolour, the protestors are braving the water cannons and tear gas shells fired by the personnel of Tripura Police in its bid to disperse the agitating crowd.

Earlier on Wednesday morning, a massive force of police and paramilitary personnel had vacated the location at Paradise Chowmuhani in Agartala, where the protestors had been demonstrating for the past 52 days.

Over 300 agitating teachers were also arrested by the police earlier in the day.

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The police action on the peaceful protest by the terminated teachers triggered the clash between the police and protestors outside the Chief Minister’s residence.

Notably, families of the agitating teachers, including children are also present at the protest site outside Tripura state Chief Minister’s residence.