Day 5 sees working professionals and families congregate at Freedom Park

There was a long chain of faint light on either side of Seshadri Road near Freedom Park on Saturday evening when supporters of Anna Hazare's anti-corruption movement took out a candlelight march.

The march began from the park, passed through the Seshadri Road skywalk and culminated at the starting point.

The marchers braved a steady drizzle and took pains to keep the candles aflame even as they broke into patriotic songs and slogan shouting.

The fifth day of the protest seeking tabling of the Jan Lokpal Bill saw working professionals, students and even families congregate at the park to spend the weekend “for a cause”. The protesters showed their support to Mr. Hazare's movement by donning Gandhi caps and badges, getting their cheeks painted with colours of the national flag, and holding banners bearing anti-corruption slogans.

Around 2,000 postcards were sent to the Prime Minister in support of the Jan Lokpal Bill.

According to India Against Corruption (IAC) volunteer Shrihari, the turnout on Saturday was four times that of the last four days.

There was enthusiastic flag waving and loud sloganeering on Saturday too. There was also a band playing music.

Students' protest

Meanwhile, an anti-corruption protest was organised by students in Kengeri Satellite Town under the banner of All-India Democratic Youth Organisation.

Support

The Karnataka Small Scale Industries Association (KASSIA) has pledged its support to the anti-corruption movement.

In a press release, the association said its members would take out a dharna at the Freedom Park on Sunday.

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