Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Hundreds court arrest, pelt stones at buses in Chennai

Hundreds of cadre belonging to various political parties staged protests at several points in the city condemning the attitude of the Central government in its firm decision to go ahead with the commissioning of Koodankulam Nuclear Power Plant (KKNPP).
They also condemned the police lathi-charge on the Idinthakarai villagers and a subsequent police firing that claimed a fisherman’s life in Thoothukudi. As many as 13 outfits, including MDMK and Tamil Nationalist Socialist Party (TNSP), staged a road blockade in-front of Anna Statue to court arrest. MDMK leader Mallai Sathya led the protest there. The participants alleged that TNSP movement leader P Maniarasan was manhandled by police.
Fisherfolk from seven associations attempted to block traffic at Kamarajar Salai junction in front of the DGP Office. They were allowed to meet DGP K Ramanujam. They submitted a petition seeking action against policemen and officials involved in the firing and lathi-charge.  Naam Tamilar Iyakkam members blocked traffic on Poonamallee High Road for about 15 minutes while another set of members blocked traffic on GST Road in Pallavaram

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