Indian troops fire tear gas as mass protests erupt in Srinagar

AL JAZEERA AND NEWS AGENCIES

Indian security forces have fired tear gas and shot live rounds in the air to disperse mass protests inĀ Indian-administered Kashmir's main city as thousands rallied against New Delhi's stripping of the region's autonomy, according to local sources.

The protests erupted afternoon prayers on Friday, with thousands of people marching towards the centre of Srinagar ignoring a curfew imposed as part of an unprecedented security lockdown in the disputed region, exclusive footage obtained by Al Jazeera showed.

Some demonstrators were carrying black flags and placards saying "We want freedom" and "Abrogation of Article 370 is not acceptable."

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