- Title: "We want freedom" - protesters march in Kashmir's Srinagar
- Date: 18th August 2019
- Summary: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA (AUGUST 18, 2019) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS MARCHING AND CHANTING PROTESTER SITTING ON ANOTHER PROTESTER'S SHOULDERS CHANTING VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS CARRYING PAKISTAN FLAG, CHANTING (English): "WE WANT FREEDOM", "GO INDIA, GO BACK" AND 'AZADI' (FREEDOM) WOMEN WATCHING MARCH PROTESTERS CHANTING AND THUMPING THEIR FEET ON THE GROUND (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) PROTESTER, BASHIR AHMED, SAYING: "No one in the world can stop us from having our freedom. That is our basic right - freedom." PROTESTERS COVERING THEIR FACES CHANTING AND THUMPING THEIR FEET (SOUNDBITE) (Urdu) PROTESTER, RIYAZ AHMED, SAYING: "The day is of 24 hours, out of which they ease the movement restriction for half an hour. I am worried about everything - my children and my family." PROTESTERS MARCHING
- Embargoed: 1st September 2019 18:30
- Keywords: India Jammu and Kashmir protest Pakistan freedom Article 370 35A Srinagar
- Location: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- City: SRINAGAR, JAMMU AND KASHMIR, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace
- Reuters ID: LVA001ASQV0W7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Residents in Kashmir's Srinagar took to the street on Sunday (August 18) demanding freedom after Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in major parts of the city following violent overnight clashes between residents and police.
Many of the protesters marched with their faces covered while chanting for freedom. One protester said the restrictions imposed by the Indian government on freedom of movement have left him, ''worried about my children.''
In the past 24 hours, there has been a series of protests against New Delhi's Aug. 5 revocation of Jammu and Kashmir state's autonomy. This followed an easing in curbs on movement and phone use on Saturday (August 17) morning.
The state government has said that it has not imposed a curfew over the past two weeks, but on Sunday people were being turned back at multiple roadblocks set up in the city in the past few hours. Security forces at some roadblocks have told residents there is a curfew.
Two senior government officials told Reuters that at least two dozen people were admitted to hospitals with pellet injuries after violent clashes broke out in the old city on Saturday night.
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