Led by national president Rajiv Satav and general secretary Virendra Rathore, Youth Congress workers clashed with the police near the railway station when they were prevented from taking out a procession.
A cameraman, four policemen, and around 10 Youth Congress workers were injured in the scuffle.
The police cane-charged and used water cannons to disperse the workers who pelted stones. While two YC workers — Amit Verma, Youth Congress president from Ambedkarnagar, and Surendra Fauji from Delhi — suffered head injuries, Virender Rathore fractured his right hand.
The Youth Congress had announced a “Lalkar yatra” against corruption and the deteriorating law and order situation in the state.
“When Youth Congress workers were trying to move towards Vidhan Sabha, we tried to control them peacefully but they became violent and started throwing stones, eggs and other things. Four policemen, including a deputy superintendent, were injured and they had to resort to lathicharge to disperse them,” said Lucknow DIG DK Thakur.