India, Demonstration / Riot, Level 3: Violence in Kochi – Kerala, India

2023-12-10: Members of the Kerala Students’ Union (KSU), affiliated with the political party Indian Natonal Congress (INC), allegedly threw shoes on Sunday (10 December) at the convoy of Chief Minister in Kochi, Kerala. Reportedly, the incident occurred while the convoy was travelling from Perumbavoor to Kothamangalam, while security forces were seen using canes against the activists following the incident.
Heightened security measures and operations of security forces are to be expected. Violent clashes between protesters and security forces are possible. Travellers are advised to exercise caution, to strictly avoid demonstrations, road blockades, large gatherings, and deployments of security forces, and to follow instructions from security forces.