The Congress party workers on Monday staged a protest outside the Kerala Secretariat, demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into a party worker's murder, which took place in Kannur.
They were protesting against the alleged delay in the police action against the accused in the murder of 30-year-old Shuhaib from Kannur.
Youth Congress state general secretary Leena, along with activists Biju Antony and Sajith, attempted to enter the CM's office on the third floor of the Secretariat's North Block, but was stopped by security personnel at the ground floor entrance.
They shouted slogans against Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan and demanded his resignation. Soon, the police reached the spot and removed the protesters.
When the protest turned violent, the police used a water cannons and tear gas to disperse the protesters