The “red ribbon” demonstration by advocates on Monday turned ugly when a section of advocates supporting the former Prime Minister and Janata Dal (Secular) president, H.D. Deve Gowda, protested against it.

Scores of advocates in Bangalore and other parts of Karnataka had decided to wear red ribbons on Monday in protest against what they termed “unparliamentary and abusive language” used by Mr. Gowda against Advocate-General Ashok Haranahalli. The JD(S) chief had taken the Advocate-General to task for his stand on the Bangalore-Mysore Infrastructure Corridor project.