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Updated: November 12, 2013 11:40 IST

VCK stages novel protest in Ellis Nagar against CHOGM meet

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VCK cadre staging a demonstration by standing atop a mobile transmission tower at Ellis Nagar on Monday. Photo: S. James
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VCK cadre staging a demonstration by standing atop a mobile transmission tower at Ellis Nagar on Monday. Photo: S. James

Seven members of the Viduthalai Chiruthaigal Katchi (VCK) created a flutter on Monday morning by climbing up a mobile phone transmission tower at Ellis Nagar here, urging India to boycott the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meet being held in Sri Lanka.

Party State functionary V. Kani Amudan said the protest was to pressure India not to participate in the Colombo summit. The Central government should withdraw its announcement of sending Union External Affairs Minister Salman Kurshid to the meet. The Commonwealth member-countries should remove Sri Lanka from the organisation for the massacre of the Tamils in the ethnic war, he said. After four hours of protest, the cadre climbed down.

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