Normality returned to Perambalur on Friday with the public transport system functioning as usual and traders opening their shops and establishments. All educational institutions functioned with normal attendance.

The only demonstration witnessed in the district was the one carried out by a group of advocates who, on Thursday, announced their indefinite boycott of courts until the release on bail of former Union Communication and IT Minister A. Raja, who has been arrested by the CBI in connection with the 2G spectrum scam.

Media reaction

Meanwhile, the Perambalur Press Club at its meeting on Friday adopted a resolution condemning the attack by DMK partymen on Jaya TV reporter B. Sridhar, Dinakaran photographer S. Panchanathan, and Junior Vikatan photographer Ramasamy while they were covering the road blockade along the Chennai National Highway on Wednesday. The meeting wanted the party to express regret and return the equipment that the protesters had seized from the journalists.

Another resolution condemned the attack on Dinamalar branch office, and demanded action on a complaint preferred by the newspaper.

The press club has decided to carry out a demonstration in front of the Collectorate on February 8, and to boycott all DMK functions.