Lucknow, July 15: Police used water cannons to disperse activists of Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) heading towards Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's residence here to protest against the poor law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh.
BJYM activists marched towards Yadav's residence this afternoon, as per a planned programme, but were stopped by the police which had barricaded the road near Raj Bhawan.
Police used water cannons to disperse the BJP workers, who were raising slogans against the Samajwadi Party government for its "failure" to maintain law and order.
The activists then sat on a dharna demanding that they be allowed to move towards his residence. Later the workers handed over a memorandum to the district administration and ended the dharna.