Tear gas fired to quell anti-India protests after death of teenager
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1. Protesters throwing stones
2. Wide of a protesters in street, man slips as he tries to throw stone
3. Wide of protesters, police in foreground
4. Protesters throwing stones at police vehicle, zoom out as police vehicle fires teargas
5. Group of police in street, vehicle fires teargas
6. Protesters lighting petrol bomb, protester starts running with bomb
7. Protester running and throwing petrol bomb, pan to police running away
8. Police officer firing teargas towards protesters
9. Various of police on patrol in streets
10. Police officers standing guard in street
11. Wide of deserted street
Protesters hurled rocks at police in Indian-administered Kashmir on Friday as anti-India protests triggered by the killing of a teenager continued to rock Srinagar, the region''s main city.
Government forces fired teargas to try to disperse the protesters and arrested at least 80 people, a local police officer said.
Police and paramilitary soldiers sealed off neighbourhoods with razor wire and iron barricades as the government ban on the assembly of more than four people continued for a second day in most parts of the city.
But groups of youths chanting pro-independence slogans appeared in at least three places in Srinagar soon after Friday prayers and hurled rocks and bricks at troops, police said.
One man was filmed throwing a petrol bomb at police.
The protests began after 14-year old boy Wamiq Farooq was killed on Sunday when he was hit in the head by a teargas shell fired by police.
Since then, clashes have erupted between rock-throwing protesters and government forces in many parts of Kashmir as angry mobs took to the streets to protest against the killing.
At least 93 demonstrators and 33 soldiers have been injured.
There were no reports of fresh injuries on Friday.
Shops, businesses and government offices in Srinagar and other major towns in the region were closed and public buses stayed off the roads for a fifth day on Friday.
Kashmir, which is predominantly Muslim, is divided between India and Pakistan and claimed by both in its entirety.
Anti-India sentiment runs deep in the Himalayan region, where more than a dozen rebel groups have been fighting for Kashmir''s independence from India or its merger with neighbouring Pakistan.
More than 68-thousand people, mostly civilians, have been killed in the violence in the region over the past two decades